Taizé Prayer

Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions   

Taizé is a tiny village in Burgundy, in the eastern part of France.  Since 1940 it has been the home of an ecumenical community of brothers whose prayer, three times each day, is at the center of their life.  Visitors of all ages and backgrounds come to Taizé on personal pilgrimage or to participate in international meetings of prayer and reflection.

From its beginnings, the community has promoted reconciliation among all Christians. Their ultimate goal is the unity among all people.

Taizé prayer centers around the cross and consists of mantra-like singing of simple songs focused on reconciliation and healing. This style of prayer has been adopted by many churches throughout the world.                                

When and where do we pray Taizé Prayer?

  • At 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of the Month from October through May

  • Ordinarily in the St. Joseph Chapel

  • In the Teresa of Calcutta Hall on the second Tuesday of December and the Tuesday in Holy week

  • Please see our calendar for scheduled dates.

What happens during Taizé Prayer?

  • Lighting of candles

  • Blessing of the Light

  • Veneration of the Cross

  • Proclamation of the Word of God

  • Singing of Taizé music

  • Individual celebration of the Sacrament of reconciliation

    Upcoming Events

    Nov 25 to Nov 26
    2017
    Saturday
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    November 1-26: 23rd annual Festival of Icons in Basilica Sanctuary.Icons dating from the 17th century to contemporary time are collected and borrowed from churches and...
    Nov 25
    2017
    Nov 30
    2017
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Dec 1
    2017
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
    Dec 2
    2017
    Disability Awareness Committee Peggy Wolfe LaVail Valentines
    Dec 5
    2017
    Tuesday
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    5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    The Basilica Employment, Disability, and Mental Health Ministries invite you to their Annual Blessing and Dinner. All are welcome to be blessed for employment, physical, and mental health by Father...
    Dec 7
    2017
    Thursday
    at
    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Dec 8
    2017
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
    Dec 9
    2017
    Dec 12
    2017
    Tuesday
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    5:30 PM
    Taizé with the opportunity for individual confessions will be celebrated in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level.