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 during the 2016-2017 school year, 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.