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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

  • 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

    Jul 9
    2020
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our community, Morning Prayer has been suspended until further notice. Morning Prayer is celebrated...
    Jul 10
    2020
    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...
    Jul 11
    2020
    Saturday
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    9:00 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Confessions are heard in the...
    Jul 16
    2020
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our community, Morning Prayer has been suspended until further notice. Morning Prayer is celebrated...
    Jul 17
    2020
    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...
    Jul 18
    2020
    Saturday
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    9:00 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our communit​y, this program has been suspended until further notice. Confessions are heard in the...
    Jul 19
    2020
    Sunday
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    5:30 PM
    Livestream Taizé PrayerThis service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, beautiful songs, following the Taizé community tradition of communal prayer focused on...
    Prayer shawl volunteers
    Jul 21
    2020
    Tuesday
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    10:30 AM
    Our parish community has given away over 1,100 prayer shawls through our Prayer Shawl Ministry as visible, tangible signs of love and support to those in need. Each person who receives one is prayed...
    Jul 21
    2020
    Tuesday
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    5:30 PM
    Livestream Taizé Prayer Livestream link or at facebook.com/BasilicaMpls.   This service is characterized by mantra-like singing of simple, beautiful songs, following the Taizé...
    Jul 23
    2020
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    To protect people from possible exposure to the Coronavirus and for the common good and welfare of our community, Morning Prayer has been suspended until further notice. Morning Prayer is celebrated...