Tuesday, December 28, 2010

about us

This site is a community resource for those interested in Taizé-style services in Tampa Bay and beyond.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Experience Taizé

Introduction to Taizé

Taizé from France

Making Room For Wholeness

Within each one of us, there is a "call for wholeness," whether we contemplate the call, or ignore it. It's still there.

Eastern Philosophies and Gurus, Pop Self-Help books and Television Preachers all seem to try to answer our internal call for wholeness.

In discovering Taizé, I found for myself an authentic, community-based path that can accessible by individuals and fellow pilgrims, one which answers this call in the depths of each soul.

As a Christian, I wanted a place, a community, and a path that was not only organically in alignment with my faith, but also was hospitable and welcoming to those on perhaps a different path.

Taizé welcome all on the pilgrimage. One may indeed "find Christ" for the first time or in a deeper way experience an awareness of the divine.

Rarely, does anyone leave the Taizé experience without impact.

Come, experience life in community--if not long term, for a few hours or for a day.

(Thanks to Taizé Baltimore for the "Making Room for Wholeness" theme which was expounded upon here.)

What's Happening Now

This site, featuring listings for Taizé services in Tampa Bay is under construction, as well as our the River Castle community. Feel free to contact us: renovationcity@gmail.com, also to join us on Facebook.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

River Castle, Taizé, and 24-7 Prayer

One of River Castle's side-projects is to assist in supporting the Taizé services presence in Tampa Bay (FL), as well as supporting the worldwide UK-based 24/7 Prayer.

(For clarification, 24-7 Prayer International, is not affiliated with the Kansas City IHOP.)

What is Taizé? See a description of Taizé in this Wikipedia Article about the Taizé Community in France.

As stated elsewhere on this site, we are not officially connected with the Taizé community in France.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

River Castle: Tampa: Seeking a Location & Hermitage

River Castle. A Community. Making Room for Wholeness.  A Microcosm in the Macrocosm.

We are initially looking, in Tampa Bay, for a house or condo for 3-5 brothers--a sister hermitage will follow.

A small pot of land is desired for growing vegetable and fruits.

Also, looking for REGULAR space to hold Taizé Tampa sessions.

We are in need of some practical items including a vehicle, (small car or SUV) and a mini-van or bus.