Taize Prayer!

My faith community decided to go to a Taize Prayer event, instead of having a community meeting tonight. What is a Taize Prayer, you may ask! I went there with few of my community members. Obviously, we prayed individually with many other people, including other students, staff members, sisters, brothers, and priests. This event is not a mass at all since a Taize Prayer event does not require a priest to preside. The word Taize in Taize Prayer comes from actual village in France where diverse people from all walks of life come together for prayer and reflection. Taize is also a prayer that involves many songs. People participating in Taize are encouraged to sing and to pray and to reflect. I certainly prayed! And I even sang with other people. Of course, I also reflected!