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Taize, Roger of: The Rule of Taize

Taize, Roger of: The Rule of Taize

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It was in wartime France in 1940 that Roger Schutz left his native Switzerland to settle in Burgundy, near a village called Taize. He dreamed of beginning an international community based on ancient Christian principles of work, prayer and hospitality, beginning with the poor. Today, more than 5 million people "“ particularly the young "“ have pilgrimaged there to pray, study the Bible, and discover the fruits of living and working beside other Christians. An icon of real Christian community, Taize inspires today's neo-monastic, fresh expressions, and emerging movements. After Brother Roger's untimely death in August 2005 "“ when he was attacked and killed while praying with more than 2,000 young people in the Church of Reconciliation "“ the Community republished The Rule in French and prepared a fresh translation into English. This work of deep insight and broad vision is a mine of wisdom for all those seeking to live in harmony with others and with God.

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