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

    May 22
    2018
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    May 24
    2018
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    May 25
    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 29
    2018
    Tuesday
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    May 31
    2018
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.
    Jun 1
    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...
    Jun 3
    2018
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    12:45 PM to 3:00 PM
    Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the choir stalls immediately following the 11:30am Mass. Evenign Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 3:...
    Jun 3
    2018
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    3:00 PM
    Vespers, also known as Even Prayer, will be celebrated in the presence of the The Blessed Sacrament in the Basilica Choir Stalls concluding with benediction.Following benediction, the community will...
    Jun 5
    2018
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    9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
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    Jun 7
    2018
    Thursday
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    9:15 AM
    Morning Prayer is celebrated in the choirs stalls located directly behind the high altar.