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Taize Prayer & Adoration (m)

  • St. Joseph Parish 732 18th Avenue East Seattle, WA, 98112 United States (map)

Hosted by: St. Joseph Parish YA Community

Starting in November on the 3rd Wednesday of each month:  Join us for an evening of contemplative prayer and worship as we incorporate the musical tradition of Taizé prayer into adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The service will be held on Wednesday, November 16th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the church with Deacon Steve presiding. Similar to the Novena of Grace, we will invite participants to write down a prayer petition to be voiced aloud in the service. 

(Formed in the French town of the same name in 1940, Taizé prayer blossomed from a prayer community intended to create a place of peace and refuge in war-torn France. Taizé prayer consists of a series of repetitive melodies and chants interspersed with reflection and a period of contemplative silence. Brother Roger, the founder of the Taizé community, says of the meditative prayer:  "Nothing is more conducive to a communion with the living God than a meditative common prayer with, as its high point, singing that never ends and that continues in the silence of one's heart when one is alone again."  Since this first service falls on the anniversary of the Jesuits and their companions killed at UCA in San Salvador in 1989, we will have a candle-lighting ritual honoring them realizing there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.)

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