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
Join us on 7th February 2015 for a Taize Young Adult Pilgrimage in Melbourne as part of celebrations around the world!
Brother Alois, the prior of Taizé, will visit Melbourne together with some other brothers as part of a pilgrimage across Australia and New Zealand. Prayers will be held at Wesley Uniting Church, St Francis Catholic Church and St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral. There will also be workshops, a Bible study and small group sharing throughout the day.
A registration fee of $20 covers all meals, handouts, candles.
Make this event part of your Youth Group/Young Adult program for the year. (16-17 year olds must attend with a group leader.)
Download our A4 flyer to send to your friends and contacts and our poster to stick up in your Church.
Volunteer at this event!
Many young people will be involved in the planning for this event. We will need people to play instruments, sing, set up the worship spaces, usher, organise catering, prepare workshops, help with administration, promotion, coordination and many other tasks!! Please fill in our online survey
if you would like get involved!
Youth group visits!
Our volunteers can visit your youth group or young adult group to run a prayer service or workshop so you can experience Taizé worship and learn some of the songs. For more information, please email: email@example.com
There will also be prayer services in the lead up to the event, the next prayer will be on:
7pm, Friday 5 October at St Augustine's Parish, 631 Bourke Street, Melbourne (RSVP on Facebook)
Around the globe
Between 2012 and 2015, Taizé has been leading youth meetings on every continent in the run-up to August 2015, when a large gathering will be held to mark 75 years since the beginning of the community, 100 years since the birth of its founder. Brother Roger, and 10 years since his death. For more information see link!