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The Rule of Taize

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The Rule of Taize was written by Brother Roger, its founder, during the winter of 1952-3. His intention was to express for the young men who had committed themselves to the group 'for their whole life in celibacy and to a life together in great simplicity', 'the essential that makes the common life possible'. The community has since become one of the world's most important ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by SPCK Publishing
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Nathan Willard
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This brief book sets out the rules for living among the monastic community at Taizé. Written out of concern that Brother Roger might die and leave the community without defining principles, it reflects both his simplicity and his flexibility. I got the community rule of Iona at the same time, and it's about 10 times as long. The principles here are good insight into the life of community, but I can also see the rule being somewhat challenging among the brothers because of the lack of specificity ...more
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was informative about the history of the Taize service and its constant uniformity. It gives more meaning knowing the background.
Andrew Doohan
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Community of Taize has attracted the attention of many young people searching for an experience of spirituality and connection, an outcome that the Community has helped to achieve for thousands in its over half a century of existence. The Rule of Taize was a much later development in the life of the Community, bringing some focus to the life of a community that was already in existence and which was already living the common life that is the focus of The Rule.

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Very good read, and worth reading even for a non-monastic life.
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A simple, yet profound and practical rule for each of our lives.
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Frère Roger (Brother Roger), baptised Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, also known as Brother Roger, was the founder and prior of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community.

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