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  • 'Slowing Time' is a good prescription for the holidays

    During the first week of Advent, I rhapsodized about Taizé Prayer, the wonders of taking time away to sit in silence, stare at hundreds of candle flames on the altar, repeat chanted prayers over and over hypnotically. How self-satisfied was I, so peaceful — in contrast to the hysteria of

  • The quieting, mystical experience of Taizé prayer

    Imagine the scene. Silence. Church lights dim. On the altar table and the floor and steps around it, dozens of candles flicker, some atop pillars of pink and purple, the Advent colors. In pews, 50 or 100 or maybe hundreds of worshippers hold their own candles, long and slim, then


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