The Diocese of Kerry will make a special diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France, this June. Aimed at young pilgrims aged 18–35, the pilgrimage will depart for Taizé on Sunday 25 June to return to Ireland on Sunday 2 July.
The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz.
The community has become one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a special welcome for young people. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Through the community’s ecumenical outlook, they are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.
For more information on the upcoming pilgrimage, please see www.dioceseofkerry.ie.