A week in silence

During their stay in Taizé young people may choose to spend the week in silence. Taking time to listen - through prayer, Bible reading and personal reflection - can refresh us and help us to discover more about God’s presence in our lives.

Young adults spending the week in silence take part in the common prayers together with everyone else. Accommodation and meals are in an area set aside for silence. Each day one of the sisters or brothers leads a Bible reflection. Those who wish can meet individually and speak with one of them. The rest of the day is spent on one’s own. Suggestions are given on how to spend the time.

You can also choose to spend two days in silence, from Thursday evening to Sunday.

Adults: During the summer, in July and August, there is a group for adults over 30 who wish to be in silence. At other times of year adults take part in the normal group for those over 30.

On arrival, please let the welcome team know that you are thinking about spending a week in silence. One of the sisters or brothers can then speak with you about the best way to spend the week.