Pilgrimage of Trust: Taize in St. Louis on Memorial Day weekend

April 27, 2017
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Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust Opportunities

The Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust is a month away, on Memorial Day weekend. From Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, participants will gather for Common Prayer in the style of the Taizé community (morning, afternoon and evening), for scripture study, for workshops, for communal meals, and for informal conversation. You are invited to join with other people of faith in St. Louis and pilgrims from around the country to build trust and listen across our differences. Here are several ways you can get involved:

  • Register! People of all ages are invited to join us throughout the weekend. There is no need to register to attend only the Common Prayer times, however if you wish to attend workshops and meals, registration is required. Cost is $45, and register-by date is May 15:  https://pilgrimageoftruststl.com/registration/individual/
  • Walk! Everyone is invited to participate in the Walk of Trust on Sunday, 28 May, starting at 2 PM. We'll walk together from the Central West End (several locations, yet to be finalized) to the Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University, where we'll rally for a community-wide Taizé prayer service. No registration is necessary. Look for more details about the walk in the coming weeks.  
  • Ring your church bells! Churches throughout the St. Louis area are invited to ring their bells at 2 pm on Sunday, 28 May 2017, at the start of the walk. It's intended to be a sign of unity and a way to mark for the wider populace that something significant is happening in the city.
  • Attend an Evening of Trust! If you liked what you've experienced at Trinity Church or at Christ Church Cathedral's Evenings of Trust earlier this year—or if you were not able to attend but wish you had—consider attending another Evening of Trust with Brothers John and Emile of the Taizé Community, hosted by Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 PM. The gathering will include a time of worship with meditative singing in the style of the Taizé Community, and information about the May pilgrimage with conversation about building bridges of trust in our community. (Here's a short video from the Taizé at CCC last October.)

    For a full list of upcoming Taizé events, including details about the pilgrimage, visit the website: pilgrimageoftruststl.com/events/

Christy Croxall, active at Trinity Church in the CWE and involved with the pilgrimage, is happy to answer entertain questions via christycroxall@gmail.com.

Br. Franklin Kline, at Christ Church Cathedral, welcomes your questions at franklin.kline@sbcglobal.net.

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