Loading
Taize community marks the anniversary of their founder's death
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the murder of Br. Roger, the founder of the ecumenical Taize community in France. He was stabbed to death during a prayer service at the age of 90.

Vatican Radio interviewed the current head of the community, Br. Alois, about the anniversary and the community’s faithfulness to their founder’s mission.

Br. Alois said that they will commemorate Br. Roger in the community during their prayers; “Tonight at the evening prayer we will remember the gift of his life and his death.”

Prior Alois sees the mission of Taize continuing by welcoming the diverse group of Christians that come to their community. “[N]ow it is important for us to welcome all of these young people here who come from different backgrounds, different churches, all of these different communities. For example, we have many young people from Orthodox countries: from Romania, from Ukrainia, from the Russian Orthodox Church, and many Catholic young people here; Protestant young people…”

Taize continues to focus on its main vehicle for bringing Christians together which is through prayer. “[T]hree times a day we come together for a common prayer, which we pay very much attention that this prayer is a prayer of adoration with listening, listening to the Word of God, moments of silence, and praising God; singing together.”

Br. Alois also said that the time for unity amongst Christians is short. “We think that these prayers prepare the heart to understand that Christ wants to bring us together and that today there is an urgency to continue on the way of reconciliation among Christians.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Jan
25

Liturgical Calendar

January 25, 2015

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 1:14-20

Gospel
Date
01/25/15
01/24/15
01/23/15

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
01/25/15

Homily of the Day

Mk 1:14-20

Homily
Date
01/25/15
01/24/15
01/23/15