Brother John is American and was born in Philadelphia. Brother Emile is Canadian (with a Chicago-born grandmother!). Both brothers have been part of the Taizé Community for over 35 years. Why was Chicago chosen to be the venue for the next Pilgrimage of Trust in May 2012? Br. Emile: Relations with Chicago go way back to the mid 1960’s when a group of Taizé brothers and a few Franciscan friars lived together on the South Side of the city. This old friendship has been reactivated in the last decade or so by frequent visits to Taizé from groups (...)
2012: Meeting in Chicago
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Young adults from 36 states of the USA, from six provinces of Canada, from Mexico, around 15 from Haiti and a small group from Europe came together in Chicago from 25 to 28 May for a new stage in the pilgrimage of trust on earth. Previous to the meeting, three of the brothers of the community had spent three months in the city. Their presence was essentially gratuitous, consisting in (...)