Held In The Beautiful Historic Shalom Chapel
Thursday, April 5, 7:00PM-8:00PM
April 5th Theme — "Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!"
This contemplative prayer hour includes sung repetition of short refrains centered around a monthly theme led by area musicians, a Scripture reading, intercessions, and shared silence.
Repetition is not a new phenomenon nor unique to Taizé. The use of repetitive prayer has a long history in Christian spirituality and liturgy (think: the Rosary).
What is unique to Taizé Prayer is the adaptation of the repetitive form to simple musical lines and core Biblical texts that can be sung by a whole assembly. The assembly is to immerse itself in the simple but profound harmonies and let itself be carried by this sung repetition prayer.
Shared silence is a very important dimension of Taizé Prayer worship. The use of silence in Taizé reminds us to incorporate more silence into our daily worship rather than filling every moment with words or music.
Taizé prayer is the creation of a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940s. The brothers there emphasize service and ecumenicalism, particularly reconciliation between divided Catholics and Protestants.
People of all faith traditions are invited!
Monthly Musicians: Jim Brimeyer, Sr. Carol Hemesath OSF, and Sr. Marie Therese Kalb OSF, with Guest Musicians.
No Registration Required