• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Taizé

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Taiz� For many people the name "Taiz�" evokes a certain style of singing that has become popular in more and more churches, retreat centres, campus parishes and even seminaries. For some, the word also suggests retreats and gatherings which attract large numbers of young adults. Still others are aware that Taiz� is in fact an ecumenical community of brothers located in a small village in eastern France. Brother Roger In 1940, he was twenty-five and another world war was tearing humanity apart. For several years, he had been carrying within him the idea of a community where it would be possible to be reconciled again and again, every day. ...read more.

Middle

in 1944, Brother Roger was accompanied by his first brothers, whom he had met in the meantime. In 1949, several of them made lifetime monastic commitments: celibacy, acceptance of the ministry of the prior, community of material and spiritual goods. Prior of the community, in 1952 Brother Roger wrote a short rule of life for his brothers, the "Rule of Taiz�". This later came to be referred to as the "Sources of Taiz�". Its most recent revision, in 1990, forms the heart of No Greater Love: Sources of Taiz�. ...read more.

Conclusion

that Christians be a leaven of reconciliation between people, of trust among nations, and of peace on earth The community accepts no gifts or donations for itself. The brothers do not even accept family inheritances. They support themselves and are able to share with others solely by their own work. Starting in the 1950s, some of brothers began living outside of Taiz�, among the underprivileged, to be witnesses of peace alongside those who are suffering. Today, small groups of brothers are living in poor areas of North and South America, Asia and Africa. They are attempting to share the conditions in which the people around them live. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Blood Brothers section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Blood Brothers essays

  1. My Mother Said I Never Should - response.

    We used a contrast in lighting by beginning with a blue light (unease), then changing to a red light (anger), which then changes again to a white light (honesty). Unease, anger and honestly all contradict each other a great deal.

  2. 'Street Scene' was written by Elmer Rice and exploits the values of a Catholic ...

    It's now fifteen years since my mother's passed on and maybe I do get a little sentimental sometimes. The day was cold, it always is in New York at that time of year. I'd been shopping with Sam, he was a Jewish kid who I used to knock about with.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work