A Protestant in Taize


Otto Selles, a professor at Calvin College, took a group of 19 students to visit the Taize community in France. Christianity today published his reflections, which include some quotes from his students.

"When the singing started," said Ryan Poling, a 20-year-old junior from Chicago, "I sat there and let the soothing melodies wash over me. I added my own voice, too, and before I knew it, I was among only four other singers, three-and-a half hours later. It felt too soon to leave."

The article is interesting in that it's from a perspective that isn't wholly in love with Catholicism, although there is no open hostility.

UPDATE: I should note that Taize is an interfaith community. Although the worship services are Catholic Masses, the community members are of many different Christian denominations. Thanks, Brandon!

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