You are here to kneel
Where prayer has been valid. And prayer is more
Than an order of words, the conscious occupation
Of the praying mind, or the sound of the voice praying.
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets (Little Gidding)
Old indeed! Nine hundred years of prayer inside the thick stone walls of the tiny church:
The walls of the little Romanesque church in Taizé, in Burgundy, France, date from the year 1100, and enclose the most profound silence I have ever heard. The silence resonates, the peace is palpable —- To sit down inside is to be outside of time.