Monday, September 1, 2014

Brother Émile: Prayer and the Taizé Ecumenical Community in France



Host, Pedro Guevara Mann speaks with Brother Émile of the Taizé Community in France. An ecumenical community of brothers, their roots reach back as early as the 1940s, when founder Brother Roger began to perceive a call to communal monastic life.

"What goes on Taizé is that we try to make the sources of trust accessible to young adults today," Brother Émile told us when he visited Salt + Light, "many people today do not have the vocabulary that would enable them to approach the Christian mystery; prayer seems complicated. Brother Roger used to say: Faith is a simple trust in God, so simple that all can welcome it. He would also say: the desire for God is already the beginning of faith."

This conversation, like the prayerful music his community produces, is sure to fill you with renewed conviction and devotion.

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