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Taizé Prayer Through Lent

March 22, 2018 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Each Thursday during Lent join us in a Taizé Prayer service taking place in the Carmelite Monastery, Delgany from 8pm- to 9pm. All are welcome.

It will conclude on Thursday  22nd March. Thursday 29th is Holy Thursday so there will be no Taizé that evening.

On Good Friday, March the 30th there will be a Taizé prayer around the Cross in St. Kilian’s, Blacklion organised by the St. Kilian’s Choir.

Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character.

Using just a few words they express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God. It allows everyone to take part in a time of prayer together and to remain together in attentive waiting on God, without having to fix the length of time too exactly.

To open the gates of trust in God, nothing can replace the beauty of human voices united in song. This beauty can give us a glimpse of “heaven’s joy on earth,” as Eastern Christians put it. And an inner life begins to blossom within us.

These songs also sustain personal prayer. Through them, little by little, our being finds an inner unity in God. They can continue in the silence of our hearts when we are at work, speaking with others or resting. In this way prayer and daily life are united. They allow us to keep on praying even when we are unaware of it, in the silence of our hearts.

Learn some of the Taizé music here or read a guide about Meditative singing courtesy of the Taizé website

Due to the weather conditions the Taizé evening of prayer was cancelled on Thursday 1st March. However, it was available through this website here.

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