Sunday, June 17, 2012

An Invitiation to a Taizé Service at Santa María de la Vid Priory

Over Memorial Day weekend 2012 a group of 10 young adults from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, many of whom came from the local Norbertine parish Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, traveled on pilgrimage to Chicago. In Chicago they attended an international gathering, the "Pilgrimage of Trust", to experience the spirit of the Taizé community and the unique form of Christian prayer that has developed in this remote monastic community in France.

The young adults stayed at the Norbertine Holy Spirit House of Studies in Chicago and were hosted by Norbertine seminarians. (Graham Golden, who has been involved with Bread for the World in Albuquerque, is a member of the local Norbertine commmunity).

This group of pilgrims, upon returning to New Mexico, felt moved by the spirit to share their experience of solidarity, trust and hope in the contemplative atmosphere of prayer with their family of New Mexican Christians. The community is invited to join them at their Taizé service on Friday, June 29.

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