Reflection week for 18-35 year-olds

The week of reflection for 18-35 year olds is scheduled to take place in the week of August 22-29, 2021.

This week of reflection is open to 18-35 year olds, be they students, young professionals, volunteers or job seekers. Because of the specific nature of this week, we ask high school students, adults over 35 and families to choose another week to come to Taizé.

At the end of morning prayer, a brother will give a brief Biblical reflection in the church. The programme will include small discussion groups, workshops on spiritual, economic, political, artistic and society questions. Different speakers will be invited for these workshops - people involved in actions of solidarity, international organisations, Christian communities, youth from different continents, sisters of St Andrew, brothers of Taizé, ...

Some of the themes from 2019

  • Marginality and centrality of human beings in the universe. Reflection and sharing with a pastor and a physicist.
  • Spirituality and contemporary environmental challenges through the eyes of the Jewish Tradition.
  • Is it possible to be active in politics and remain true to one’s faith?
  • Bringing Laudato Si to life: prayer and action for Creation.
  • Nature and music. A flute and piano duet.

Programme of a typical day

  • 8:15am morning prayer, with a biblical reflection in the church, followed by breakfast
  • 10:15am workshops or practical tasks
  • 12:20pm midday prayer, then lunch
  • 3:00pm workshops or practical tasks
  • 5:00pm snack
  • 5:45pm small-group meetings
  • 7:00pm supper
  • 8:30pm evening prayer

Printed from: - 23 January 2021
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