The Word Among Us

January 2006 Issue

On a "Pilgrimage of Trust"

The Story of Brother Roger and Taizé

By: Kathryn Spink

Poetry—that is what the Church should be!" announced Brother Roger, founder of an ecumenical community of Roman Catholic and Protestant brothers in the tiny village of Taizé, France. That was in 1985, when he was approaching seventy and I was first researching my book about his life.

In the course of many meetings by the firelight in his room or in the garden he loved, I discovered that Brother Roger himself was a poet...

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