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CHICAGO (RNS) Every year about 100,000 pilgrims trek to the Taize community's headquarters in France, and this weekend the ecumenical group is bringing its message to the U.S. for the first time. By Simone Orendain. 800. With photos.

3 Comments

  1. The article includes a factual error. In 1992, over 2,000 gathered from 46 states and 220 countries for (what I was told at the time) their first such major gathering in the US. It was hosted at Dayton University. Br. Roger, the founder and prior at the time, and several brothers attended. Many smaller regional gatherings have taken place since, but the Chicago prayer should be the largest in North America since 1992 but not the first (if I am not mistaken). This can easily be verified by a web search. In a qucik search, I did not see a way to contact the author directly, so please let him know.

  2. Please read paragraph 3 at http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=2427 “This will be the first such gathering in North America since the one held in Dayton, Ohio, in 1992.” Their press release is correct. Smaller gatherings/meetings/conferneces have occured, but none like this in 20 years.

  3. David McCarthy

    This article perpetuates an all-too frequent misprounciation of “TaizĂ©,” which is pronounced “teh-zay.” To hear it pronounced, listen here: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=taize
    or here: http://www.forvo.com/word/taizé/
    or here: http://www.forvo.com/word/taize/