Pope Francis Addresses Taizé Community - The Floor Sitters: Europe Needs Your Commitment To Sit On The Floor, Your Faith To Sit On The Floor, Your Courage To Sit On The Floor!
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis issued a message through his Secretary of State, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, to the 25,000 young adults participating at the 36th annual European encounter of the Taizé community. The meeting begins on Saturday and this year is being held in Strasbourg, France. In the message, Archbishop Parolin spoke of the closeness the Pope feels to the young adults gathered for the meeting. He spoke of the region as “a land lacerated by wars, which had innumerable victims, but a land that also brings great hope, that of the building of the European family”. “Europe, which has lived and continues to live difficult moments, needs your commitment, your faith, your courage,” he wrote. Addressing the theme of the gathering—“Seek the visible communion of all those who love Christ”—he recognized that the young adults “are aware that the division among Christians constitutes an huge obstacle for the realization of the mission that was entrusted to the Church” and that the credibility of the Christian message would be much greater if Christians could overcome their divisions. “The Pope shares with you the conviction that we can learn many things from each other, for the realities that unite us are numerous,” he continued. “The Pope is counting on you so that through your faith and witness, the Gospel spirit of peace and reconciliation shines among your peers.” He then conveyed that the Pope gives the young people, the Taizé brothers, the pastors and all of the hosts of the meeting his benediction. Vatican Radio
Let's play a game - find many pictures as you can on the internet of the Taizé community sitting on the floor - go ahead.
Start with Vatican Radio and the picture attached to this article:
"Priests" Sitting On Stools?
Granted this is a protestant movement but many Roman Catholics are attracted to such nonsense - even Catholic Answers an apologetics website gives thumbs up to Taize:
Re: Taize: I would ask everyone to remember that Taize is a religious community that enjoys the good will of the Holy See. We must avoid any sign of disrespect toward the monks or the Holy See. Thank You. Thomas Casey ModeratorAnd I do wonder about the words of Our Lady who said at La Salete:
Evil books will be abundant on earth and the spirits of darkness will spread everywhere a universal slackening of all that concerns the service of God. They will have great power over Nature: there will be churches built to serve these spirits. People will be transported from one place to another by these evil spirits, even priests Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)Has anyone idenitifed these churches that are built to serve these spirits of darkness? Maybe Al Gore is building these churches? Better yet these churches are found in the Taizé Community. Considering Pope Francis gives his approval for this heretical cabal - I'm betting that Our Lady was refering to Taizé Community with Her words. Time will tell.
As for what Taizé Community does in its worship service - here let the posters at Catholic Answers tell you:
I never heard of a Taize mass. Taize is an ecumenical community. Those who are Catholic attend Mass with the Catholic brothers before entering into the community prayer around the cross. We have conducted Taize prayer a number of times in our parish and it is simply beautiful. It is basically the Taize chants, a reading from scripture, intercessions and the opportunity to venerate the cross...all done in candlelight with icons surrounding the cross. There is nothing a Catholic could object to.I'm betting they do this while sitting on the floor: