BENIN: Preparations for Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust Underway

COTONOU AUGUST 23, 2016(CISA)-Preparations for the next stage of the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust is underway in Cotonou. The pilgrimage is scheduled to take place from August 31 to September 4, 2016.

Thousands of young adults (between the ages of 18 and 30 years) from Benin and other parts of West Africa are expected to attend the event.

The meeting, reported Vatican Radio August 23, aims to support young people in their spiritual quest. It is an encouragement to deepen trust in God, in one and in others.

The daily program includes prayer together and a time of sharing in the morning in the parishes, and in the afternoon at a central location.

Hospitality is an essential aspect of the pilgrimage, therefore participants from outside will be welcomed by parishes and local communities and offered accommodation in simple conditions. The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order located in France.

Founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, it currently has over 100 brothers who come from Catholic and Protestant communions.

The order, which has a strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation, is currently headed by Frére Alois (Prior of Taizé Community).

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