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Brother Roger founded the Taizé Community during World War II as a sanctuary for Jewish refugees fleeing persecution and probable death. Ever since, the Community has continued its mission of providing a spiritual haven for pilgrims of many backgrounds and cultures. Its simple daily liturgies feature profoundly beautiful, yet broadly accessible, sung prayers. Today, the music of Taizé is cherished around the globe by Christians seeking to deepen contemplative prayer in community, especially on behalf of peace and reconciliation among all peoples.
The pattern for sung daily prayer at Taizé is quite simple: Songs, Prayers, Scriptures, and silence. All offered as prayer on behalf of the world.
About Taize: Adapted from Elise Eslinger in The Upper Room Worshipbook Accompaniment and Worship Leader edition, p. 518, “Sung Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé.”
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Emmaus helped me laugh again, and it brought joy back to my life after the loss of my child. I am now stronger than ever in my walk with the Lord. And to this day, I continue to sponsor pilgrims to The Walk to Emmaus. In my local church, I have led our discipleship team and have had the opportunity to start new Sunday school classes and various women’s ministries. ¡De Colores!”