Taizé prayer has come to Saint Ignatius.
One Sunday evening a month, members of our community gather in St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel for a simple, powerful hour of prayer. By the light of dozens of spindly candles, a chorus of soft voices chant simple hymns as a small quartet plucks violin strings and piano keys. Mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends, alumni, neighbors, faculty--they assemble in the pews. A community gathers for a very personal kind of prayer.
President Fr. Ray Guiao, S.J. '82 instituted the new Sunday evening service late this winter, and attendance has grown as word has spread. The handful of guests at Saint Ignatius' first Taizé prayer service has evolved into a crowd eager to be moved by the spirit.