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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

In Commemoration of March 25th ~ The Fall of Barad-dûr, with jan-u-wine's "Frodo's Journal".

Posted on 2007.03.24 at 18:17


eandme at 2007-03-26 23:13 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, amen to that.

I was in the Taizé community. The girls are looked after by the sisters of St Andrew, a catholic order. But it's all about ecumenism there.
I have spent longer and shorter times there, ranging from a week, to half a year, to seven months one time. I've been there for several years, if you add it all up. Yet I never did become a novice.
The sisters are pretty much my favourite people in the whole world, and I owe them so much. I feel the same way about the brothers. But I always wanted to marry and have kids. If I hadn't felt that way I would have definitely tried to stay in Taizé as a sister. It's a tough life though. I don't flatter myself that I would have made a great nun... lol
mechtild at 2007-03-27 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
I know about Taizé from the liturgical music, although I have heard somewhat about it, all good. Our liturgy professor (this was twenty years ago) spent several months there and loved it -- but not enough to give up his wife and children! (Sound familiar?)
pearlette at 2007-03-27 20:29 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, Eandme, that is fascinating. :) I am Protestant, and pretty evangelical, but I have a great respect for Catholic spirituality, especially the contemplative traditions.

I visited Taizé in the summer of 1990. It was very hot - the community is in central France, and that central plateau bakes like an oven at the height of summer. It was the summer after the Iron Curtain fell and there were thousands of young people from Poland and Eastern Europe ... the first time they had ever been out of their countries. It was moving.
pearlette at 2007-03-28 21:42 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, what happened to my icon? Maybe because I changed the word settings on my user pics ... sigh.

Here it is again. :)
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