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August 17, 2005


Brinck Slattery

I had the great honor (and pleasure) of visiting Taize for a span of two weeks three times while I was a high school student. It was a place of amazing peace and holiness - an indescribable sense of "stillness" permeated the place, and the meditative worship holds a special place in my heart. I give Taize full credit for bringing me out of the small, petty world of high school intrigue I lived in. It is really a tragedy that Brother Roger has passed, and I hope his successor can continue the mission of the monastery.


This is a sad event, and apparently the assailant was a mentally ill woman. In a similar fashion, one of the staff of the downtown Episcopal cathedral was stabbed to death by a mentally ill homeless man that was a regular at the soup kitchen there.

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