Brother Roger of Taize Videos

 Brother Roger of TaizéImage via Wikipedia

I have just found these eight short videos of the late Brother Roger from Taize. 

They are each just a few minutes long and are quite beautiful...
Brother Roger, was the founder and prior of the Taizé Community, an ecumenical monastic community.

He was stabbed to death during the evening prayer service in Taizé on August 16, 2005 by Luminiţa Ruxandra Solcan.He was stabbed several times and, though one of the brothers carried him from the church, he died shortly afterwards. 

 Brother Roger grave in Taizé villageImage via Wikipedia

In a highly unusual move, the funeral of this Protestant monk was presided over by Catholic Cardinal Walter Kasper the president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, who celebrated the Mass with four priest-brothers of Taizé concelebrating. 

In his homily he said, "Yes, the springtime of ecumenism has flowered on the hill of Taizé."

In reference to Brother Roger's concern for social justice, Cardinal Kasper said "Every form of injustice or neglect made him very sad".

 Brother Alois of Taizé

Br. Roger's successor, Br. Alois prayed for forgiveness for his murderer: "With Christ on the cross we say to you, Father, forgive her, she does not know what she did."

The Beauty of Listening

Free In The Image of God

We Are All Seekers

Peter, Do You Love Me ?

What We Didn't Know

The Violence That Is In Us All

Wounded Innocence

The Beauty Of A Call

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