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Taize for May: We are clay in your hands

May 6, 2021

St. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, “You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by all … written not in ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.”

Taize for April: Savior, Servant and Community

April 1, 2021

If you are joining us April 1, it is the beginning of three days of prayer called the Sacred Triduum. We celebrate the most momentous events in salvation history. As one Church, we rejoice in Christ’s resurrection with uplifted and responsive minds.

Taize for March: Lent Reflection

Taize for March: Lenten Reflection

March 4, 2021

Lent encourages each of us to retreat, and reflect in silence. Silence allows the community to reflect on what it has heard and experienced, and to open its heart to the mystery celebrated. May we use well the silence provided during this service.

Taizé for February: Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Taizé for February: Come, Holy Spirit, Come

February 4, 2021

Veni Sancte Spiritus. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.

Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849. Peaceable Kingdom, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=53085

Taizé for January: Peace, A Dream Made Real

January 6, 2021

We enter 2021 with hopeful anticipation. There are still struggles, but a vaccine against the coronavirus is becoming available. There is tension in our country, tension in our world; so, we pray together for peace.

Taizé for December: Come Closer

Taizé for December: Come Closer

December 3, 2020

As we gather for the December Taizé prayer, Advent has begun. We consciously await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with joyful expectation. Today's prayer will help us make space in our hearts for that Savior.

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Taize November: Remembering those we have lost

November 5, 2020

As we gather for this November Taize Prayer, we gather during a month that the Catholic Church sets aside to remember those who have died during the past year. This year we acknowledge especially all who have died because of the coronavirus.

Taize Oct. 1: Celebrating God’s Creation

October 1, 2020

As we gather for this Taize prayer in early October, we also celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love of the environment and all creation.

Taize Sept. 3: Praying for All Who Labor

September 3, 2020

As we gather for prayer this September, we in the United States are about to celebrate Labor Day. It is time to reflect on the dignity of work and to join our labor with that of the Divine Creator.

Taize Aug. 6: Praying for Hope Amidst the Pandemic

August 6, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to bring us to our knees economically and socially, we fall on our knees to pray to our God to be with us and see us through this awful time.

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