In 1940, at the beginning of World War II, a Swiss Protestant, Brother Roger Shultz, founded an ecumenical, international community
in Taizé, France. Brother Roger and other Protestant and Catholic brothers developed a monastic prayer cycle of silence, music, scripture,
and contemplation. Their desire was to create a community of hospitality and trust for people from all over the world. Today, the Taizé
Community is made up of more than 100 brothers from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds and from more than 25 countries.
Since the 1950s, people have been visiting Taizé from all over the world in increasingly growing numbers. Some weeks there are as many as
7,000 gathered from 70 nations. And all over the world, churches of many different denominations hold Taizé worship services.
for driving directions to Centenary United Methodist Church.