Thursday, October 19, 2006

Taize and Meditative Singing

If you hear the singing, you will remember!

Come to the Spiritual Centre at RMIT University on Tuesday 31 October at 12:30pm to participate in an experience of meditative singing in the tradition of Taize and to meet Frere Ghislain, one of the monks of Taize. An ecumenical monastic community, founded in 1940 by Brother Roger, Taize is the home of an international, ecumenical community made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, from more than twenty-five nations. The brothers of Taize are committed for their whole life to material and spiritual sharing, to celibacy, and to a great simplicity of life.

“Singing is one of the most essential elements of worship. Short songs, repeated again and again, give it a meditative character.
Using just a few words they express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please let me know, through email where I can go regularly to Taize meditations in Melbourne. Many thanks.