Taize Young Adult Pilgrimage

The Taize Community are conducting a three year pilgrimage around the world, a pilgrimage of Solidarity. Brothers from Taize will visit Australia and New Zealand. They will visit Melbourne on Saturday, 7 February. Young people are invited to attend.

The pilgrimage in Australia will begin and end with visits to indigenous communities and there will be a welcome service with local communities when the brothers arrive in New Zealand.

The following gatherings are especially aimed at young adults aged between 18 and 35 years old, though the times of worship are open for all:

Friday 6 February, the brothers will be welcomed by the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry in Victoria Saturday 7 February in MELBOURNE
  • an all-day event with prayers in
  • Wesley Church,
  • St Francis Catholic Church and
  • St Paul's Anglican Cathedral,
  • Bible study and workshops
  • .

Further details: wwww.taizemelbourne2015.com or taize.melbourne@gmail.com

The Taizé community in France is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations. The community welcomes over 100,000 young people from all over the world each year. They gather to take part in the daily prayer of the brothers and share in the community life.

Through common prayer, singing, silence and personal meditation, a stay in Taizé can help rediscover the presence of God in our lives and find once more an inner peace, a reason for living or new impetus.

The Taizé community is well known for its unique, reflective style of music. You can out more about Taizé by watching the Life at Taizé video below

What is Taize Worship?

Taize worship is focussed around prayer - it is sung and silent! People can join in as they want or be quiet if they need. It helps us relax in God's gracious presence and listen deeply."

In Taize worship we use short chants rather than long songs. The chants are from God's word and are repeated over and over again so that we can meditate on God's word. As the words are sung over many times the reality gradually works throughout our whole being.

Taize also involves silence rather than preaching or sermons. In the silence we sit with God's word and let it speak to us. Silence can be confronting for those unused to this. But it is very healthy to stop and be quiet for a time. Perhaps this is just what you need!

Taize worship also involves darkness, candles and beautiful decorations! We focus on using 'less technology' and more simple beauty.

Learn more from the original community ... www.taize.fr

What: Taize in Melbourne

When: Saturday, 7 February 2015

Where: Wesleyan Church, St Paul's Cathedral, St Francis Churches, Melbourne

Cost: $20

More information: http://www.taizemelbourne2015.com


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