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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

Jan 28
2023
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....
Jan 28
2023
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Downtown Minneapolis Grief CoalitionSaturdays starting  January 7, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30amCowley CenterThe Downtown Minneapolis Grief Coalition is moving to The Basilica, starting the first weekend of...
Feb 4
2023
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....
Feb 4
2023
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Downtown Minneapolis Grief CoalitionSaturdays starting  January 7, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30amCowley CenterThe Downtown Minneapolis Grief Coalition is moving to The Basilica, starting the first weekend of...
Feb 11
2023
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....
Feb 11
2023
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Downtown Minneapolis Grief CoalitionSaturdays starting  January 7, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30amCowley CenterThe Downtown Minneapolis Grief Coalition is moving to The Basilica, starting the first weekend of...
Sacred Heart of Jesus stained glass window
Feb 14
2023
Tuesday
at
5:30 PM
Join us in-person or online.Saint Joseph Chapel, ground level This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, yet beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal...
Feb 18
2023
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....
Feb 18
2023
Saturday
at
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Downtown Minneapolis Grief CoalitionSaturdays starting  January 7, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30amCowley CenterThe Downtown Minneapolis Grief Coalition is moving to The Basilica, starting the first weekend of...
Feb 25
2023
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....