Prayer in the spirit of the Taizé Community is a meditative form of common prayer. Gathered in the presence of Christ we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of the simplicity. A few words sung over and over again reinforce the meditative quality of prayer. They express a basic reality of faith that can quickly be grasped by the intellect and that gradually penetrates the whole being.
We hold Taizé prayer services at St John Neumann during Advent, Lent and several other times during the year. We also hold Taizé prayer services periodically at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute. Times and dates will be listed in our weekly bulletin.