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Taizé meets in Chicago

Every year, some 100,000 pilgrims trek to the Taizé ecumenical community in France where the biggest attraction is the music — repetitive plainchant from about 1,500 years ago.

For the first time, the Taizé brothers brought their conference to the U.S., where several thousand people — particularly young adults — met for prayer and song at DePaul University in Chicago in May.

Taizé (pronounced tie-zay) has long attracted followers from both Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions and is also successful in attracting young Christians.


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