Pilgrimage to Taizé

Young Adult Pilgrimage to Taizé

How about a trip to France?
Faith is hosting a young adult pilgrimage to the Taizé Community in France from Friday, June 2, 2023 – Sunday, June 11, 2023 for young adults 17-24 years old.
The Taizé Community is a monastic community made up of over 100 brothers from a variety of Christian traditions, coming from 30 different nations. Since the 1960’s their ministry has been focused on hospitality and accompaniment with young adults. Young people from throughout the world visit Taizé annually. (Visit taize.fr for more information.)
While in Taizé, participants will experience a unique rhythm of life. The Taizé Community practices simplicity and minimalism. Participants will worship three times daily, attend a small group Bible study led by a brother, and do assigned chores in support of the community and its guests.
Who is eligible to participate?
Participants between 17-24 years old are eligible to participate. This trip is not limited to Faith Lutheran members. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and may be limited based on available group leaders. Participants who are 17 years old will need a signed, notarized letter from both parents authorizing their travel to participate.
Package Price $2600

Package Price Includes the following:

Roundtrip flight from Minneapolis to Paris
2 nights’ accommodation in double occupancy hotel with breakfast included
7 nights’ accommodation in dormitory style housing in Taizé with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Roundtrip high-speed train ticket from Paris to Mâcon Loché
Prep materials including a copy of A Community Called Taizé by Jason Brian Santos
Group leader Pastor Katie Escalante

Package Price does not include the following:
Bus and train travel within Paris
2 lunches and two dinners while in Paris.
Entrance fees.
All personal expenses.
Travel Insurance.
An initial deposit of $800 is due at the time of registration.
Remaining Balance
The remaining balance $1800 is due March 31.
Cancelations and Refunds
There will be no refunds for cancelations, no-shows, or partially completed trips after March 31, 2023.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is not included in the purchase price but is recommended for this trip.
Trip Cancelation
Faith Lutheran Church reserves the right to cancel the trip at any time. In the event of a cancelation deemed necessary by Faith Lutheran Church, the sole responsibility of Faith Lutheran Church is to refund all costs recovered to participants.
A U.S. passport valid for at least three months beyond date of departure is required and must be obtained for this trip.
Group Meetings
Participants will be expected to attend at least one group meeting either in person or online prior to departure date and time TBD.
Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available for those who wish to participate in the pilgrimage and have financial need. Please contact Pastor Adam adam@waconiafaithlutheran.com. 

Contact Pastor Adam at adam@waconiafaithlutheran.com for more information.