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The Communauté de Taizé in Burgundy was founded at Easter in 1949 by the Swiss Reformed theologian Roger Schutz (Frère Roger; 1915–2005), when seven brothers took vows to live a common life based on traditional monastic rules (celibacy, community of goods, obedience). Schutz had already bought a small, derelict house in Burgundian Taizé, in which people fleeing political and racial persecution found refuge. Beginning in 1944, he lived with a few friends in a committed spiritual co…

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Danzeglocke, Klaus, “Taizé”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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