Following the devastation of World War II, an ecumenical and monastic community gathered at Taize, France. This community of Protestants and Roman Catholics centered themselves around communal worship, simple music, scriptural meditation, and acts of mercy and justice.
In Albuquerque, the Norbertine Community began offering a Taize service the last Friday of each month, starting in June. As the background of Taize and the aims of Community of Hope are connected, yesterday, the Norbertine Taize worship team led Community of Hope in a new worship experience: people shared in song, sat in silence, lit candles, prayed for each other, and received the sacrament of Holy Communion.
A powerful worship experience happened as people street and housed, churched and unchurched, Catholic and Protestant, united together as the body of Christ.