Meetings and retreats in Nairobi: program for 2013

Mji wa furaha 2013

Together we want to go to the wellsprings of faith through prayer, bible sharing, common life, personal reflection and silence… We will ask: how can we make our life a “pilgrimage of trust”, searching for communion with God and contributing to reconciliation in our communities.

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Monthly recollection program

Starting the last Friday of the month:
6.00pm welcome, 7.00pm supper, song practice, 8.30pm evening prayer with the prayer around the cross. Night in Mji dormitories.
Saturday: 7.00am morning prayer, breakfast, 8.45am bible introduction, personal meditation, sharing in small groups, 12.30 midday prayer, lunch and departure.
Registration three days before.
Participation in the expenses: 60Ksh.

International meetings – retreats

April 17-21, 24-28

August 14-18, 21-25

December 4-8, 11-15

Each day, brothers of Taizé will introduce a Bible reflection, followed by a time of silence and sharing in small groups. In the afternoon, practical work and seminars will help us to deepen the relationship between faith and life. Experiencing a simple life shared with others reminds us that daily life is the place where Christ is waiting for us.


Reporting between 3.00pm and 5:00pm.
7pm Supper
8:30pm Prayer
Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
7am Morning prayer, then breakfast
8.45am Bible introduction, personal reflection, sharing in small groups
12.30pm Midday prayer, then lunch
Afternoon meetings, visits to places of hope or workshops
7.00pm Super
8.30pm Evening prayer, followed by night silence
Friday evening prayer is followed by prayer around the Cross.
Celebration of the light during Saturday evening prayer
Sunday: celebration in different local communities of the neighbourhood.
Departure Sunday after lunch.

Venue: The retreats are residential. Simple accommodation in dormitories and meals will be provided at Mji wa Furaha.
Please bring with you: Bible, paper and pen, bedsheets, towel, slippers, soap, shoe shine, toothbrush, and personal effects. Do not bring laptop or valuable objects.
Participation in the costs: for the four days meetings, 450 Ksh, food and accommodation included. The meetings receive no external subsidy but depend on participants’ contributions.
Registration: Two weeks before the retreat. Take note that the number of participants is limited to one hundred. We shall not register groups larger than 10 people.
Age: 18 to 30 years

Note that participation in the retreat requires maturity and a sense of responsibility, a personal motivation and commitment to take part in the program, to be ready to take up practical duties, not to organise side activities, etc.

Taizé brothers are also available to facilitate, on request, parish or deanery youth retreats at Mji wa furaha or elsewhere.

Taizé Community,
Mji wa Furaha,
Thika Road (same gate as Radio Waumini, opposite Safari Park Hotel,
matatu 44 or 45 stop at Safari Park Hotel).
PO Box 65171, 0618 Ruaraka, Nairobi.
tel. Br Luc: 0724 664 198, Br. Kombo: 0714 882 753

Last updated: 16 January 2013

Program for 2013

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