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Taizé Community
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The founder and first prior of the ecumenical community of Taizé was Roger Schutz (1915–2005), born in Switzerland as the son of a Reformed pastor. After studying theology, he bought a house in 1940 in Taizé, near Cluny in Burgundy, started regular worship there (Hours, Canonical), and took in refugees. The first Protestant brothers joined him in 1942, the first Roman Catholics in 1969. In 2005 the community included more than 100 brothers, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant.

Entry into Taizé involves vows binding one to community life (Monasticism) and celibacy. Fraternities …

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Frey, Jakob and Editors, the, “Taizé Community”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.5>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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