The season of Advent is very special for us because it embraces us in the mystery that “the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. In the Incarnation, we are reminded that God chooses to meet us where we are at and invite us into a deeper relationship. Advent gives us the opportunity to prepare our hearts to receive the incredible gift of Christmas. Prayer in the spirit of the Taizé Community is a meditative form of common prayer that helps our preparation.
Gathered in the presence of Christ we sing uncomplicated, repetitive songs, uncluttered by too many words, allowing the mystery of God to become tangible through the beauty of simplicity. A few words sung over and over again reinforce the meditative quality of prayer. They express a basic reality of faith that can quickly be grasped by the intellect and that gradually penetrates the whole being.