Taizé Prayers have been offered at St. Michael’s on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm for more than seven years. Please join us for the next gathering on October 9. All are welcome for this prayer service using the chants and prayers of the Taizé community, an ecumenical monastic community in France. The service, now held in the church sanctuary, is a quiet and reflective opportunity. Gathered around a replica of a Cross of Taizé made by woodworkers in our parish and in the light of votive candles, petitions and silent prayers are offered. Following the reading of a psalm and a Gospel passage, a period of silence is kept for reflection, usually about 5-10 minutes. Petitions are then offered and brief prayers close the 45-minute to one-hour service. Surrounding the time is the music of the Taizé Community in the form of simple chants and songs offered. A group of prayer and music leaders guide the gathering.
For more information about the Taizé Community, please visit their website, www.taizé.fr/eng.
“Jesus, you are our joy. Help us to discover our inner joy in times of darkness. Breathe through us like a soft breeze and fill our hearts with your everlasting love.”
— Prayer of Lotte, Taizé
All are welcome for this time of discovery of inner joys of God’s love. For more information about the Taizé Community, please visit their website, www.taizé.fr/eng.