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

    Apr 26
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    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Apr 27
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    Find your inner silenceConsider joining us for Centering Prayer. Contemplative Prayer GroupMeet with other spiritual seekers to discuss a book about centering prayer...
    May 1
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    May 3
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    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    May 4
    2018
    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...
    May 6
    2018
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    1:30 PM
    The Archdiocesan Rosary Procession takes place the Cathedral of Saint Paul.
    May 8
    2018
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    7:30 AM
    Bishop Henry Whipple Building1 Federal Drive, Ft. Snelling, MNHosted by the Interfaith Coalition on Migration (ICOM), Basilica parishioners will lead the May prayer vigil on behalf of immigrants...
    May 8
    2018
    Tuesday
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    9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Scripture from Scratch: 16-week Bible study programTuesday mornings, 9:45-11:45amMay 1 - August 14Catherine of Siena, Ground LevelIf you've always wanted to learn about the Bible from square one,...
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    May 8
    2018
    Tuesday
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    5:30 PM
    Taizé Prayer is celebrated in the Saint Joseph Chapel, ground level.This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of...
    May 10
    2018
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.