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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 Chape

  • 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

May 21
2022
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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May 22
2022
Sunday
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1:00 PM
Seven Fates: Racial Healing Stations This evocative and devotional prayer service invites us to meditate on the inequities caused by racism through sacred art from The Basilica’s...
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May 28
2022
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....
Jun 4
2022
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....
Jun 11
2022
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....
Jun 18
2022
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....
Jun 19
2022
Jun 25
2022
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....
Jul 2
2022
Saturday
at
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....
Jul 9
2022
Saturday
at
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....