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Youth Trust Pilgrimage to Taizé – A Fresh Perspective

Monday 20th June 2016

A Young Leader's update from the Archbishop of York's Youth Trust Pilgrimage to Taizé....


Taizé is full of surprises. You meet new people from all over the world from different countries and cultures. No matter what differences there are, everyone is the same in worship before God. We all have the same goals; to find God and breathe new life into our faith.

The kind, caring nature of everyone here makes this gathering feel like a truly communal event. The different ways to worship offer a unique experience and give different perspectives of the Christian faith. Plus, it includes people of different faiths or no faith at all, because Taizé is so welcoming and inclusive. For example in our bible study group today, one third of our group are Buddhists.

To be welcomed into the Taizé community is a huge honour, and it's a privilege to be involved with the work of this community.

Silence and reflection are underrated in the modern world, but at Taizé there is the opportunity for silence and reflection, which is encouraged. This allows connection and communion with God during the shared silence, and it gives time for people to encounter God and learn more about how he shapes us.

Time at Taizé helps people discover or rediscover the meaning of their life and find a new vitality.


Thomas (aged 15)

Young Leader, Holy Trinity Barnsley

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