SPECIAL TAIZÉ YOUTH RETREAT
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HOPING AGAINST ALL HOPE
Registration closes April 19, 2017
Brother John, originally from Philadelphia, has been a member of the Taizé Community in France since 1974. He was among the first brothers from the Ecumenical Community of Taizé who came to Mercy Center in 1983 to lead young adults in a weekend retreat, the Pilgrimage of Trust. Brother John has been active for many years welcoming young adults to Taizé, giving bible reflections, speaking with individuals and groups, traveling to young adult meetings all over the world, and writing books on biblical and spiritual topics.
Brother Émile comes from northern Ontario, Canada, and joined the Community in 1976. He also welcomes young people in Taizé, meets with visiting individuals and groups, and has recently authored Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar. For many years, Br. Emile was the Taizé Community contact for visitors from So. Africa. Through the Community's solidarity fund, many young South Africans from Soweto and Orange Farm where Sr. Jean ministered, were able to come to Taizé. They participated in the inter-continental youth meetings held during summer.
Jean Evans, RSM, D.Th. (Retreat Coordinator) facilitates retreats and Taizé Prayer at Mercy Center, Burlingame, California. She ministered with apartheid victims in South Africa, 1984-2012. Jean trained for retreat direction at Loyola House, Guelph, Canada. Currently, she is a Vocation Minister for the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community.
Mercy Center staff will contact you. Or call Brittany Soracco, 650-340-7495 for more information.
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