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

    Dec 7
    2019
    Saturday
    at
    9:00 AM
    Confessions are heard in the Hildegard of Bingen room located inside the Saint Joseph chapel, ground level.
    Advent wreath
    Dec 8
    2019
    Sunday
    at
    3:00 PM
    Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the High Altar.Music: Basilica Schola Cantorum
    Dec 10
    2019
    Tuesday
    at
    5:30 PM
    Taizé Prayer with Individual Confessions will be celebrated in the Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level.
    Dec 12
    2019
    Thursday
    at
    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Dec 13
    2019
    Friday
    at
    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 14
    2019
    Saturday
    at
    9:00 AM
    Confessions are heard in the Hildegard of Bingen room located inside the Saint Joseph chapel, ground level.
    Advent wreath
    Dec 15
    2019
    Sunday
    at
    3:00 PM
    Evening Prayer is celebrated in The Basilica choir stalls located directly behind the High Altar.Music: Basilica Schola Cantorum
    Dec 19
    2019
    Thursday
    at
    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Dec 20
    2019
    Friday
    at
    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 21
    2019
    Saturday
    at
    9:00 AM
    Confessions are heard in the Hildegard of Bingen room located inside the Saint Joseph chapel, ground level.