Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Taize's founder stabbed to death during service
Leading ecumenical figure is slain at community he founded in France

Taize Founder Killed - Catholic World News

Taize Community Web Site, France

About Taize - East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh USA

Cartoon drawn between midnight and 3 A.M. Wednesday morning. The Taize symbol is the water below Brother Roger Schultz, inspired by John Paul II's quote about Taize being a place where one could pause on a spiritual journey and have a refreshing drink from a stream (the bridge passing over the stream).
Brother Roger attended the funeral mass for John Paul II.
As with many of the images I draw, it would be nice to find a week or so to refine this...

Roger Schutz-Marsauche was a Protestant theologian who left the safety of Switzerland during World War II and went to France in order to create a home for the destitute, which included persecuted Jews. The Nazi secret police forced him to leave in 42, but he returned after the war and began his monastic community.
Brother Roger was one of those brave and independent souls who have helped to bridge the gap between Protestantism and Catholicism, who's lifelong dedication to respect, reconciliation and powerful, world changing prayer was a rational rebuff to the devastating consequences of an imposed secular multiculturalism.

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