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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

    • *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taizé Prayer is celebrated in the Basilica church. There are no confessions associated with this celebration at this time. For Holy Week, there will be general abolution for those who attend public worship. Taizé Prayer may also be view via Livestream

  • 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

    Apr 16
    2021
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
    Apr 17
    2021
    Saturday
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    9:00 AM
    The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
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    Apr 18
    2021
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    3:00 PM
    Join us online or in-person.This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on reconciliation...
    Apr 23
    2021
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    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
    Apr 24
    2021
    Saturday
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    9:00 AM
    The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
    Apr 30
    2021
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
    May 1
    2021
    Saturday
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    9:00 AM
    The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
    May 7
    2021
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...
    May 8
    2021
    Saturday
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    9:00 AM
    The Sacrament will be celebrated in the Saint Joseph chapel on the ground level of The Basilica.Please use the west side door on the ground level under the staircase near the circle drive to enter....
    May 14
    2021
    Friday
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    10:00 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program will temporarily be held via Zoom. Find your inner silence...