On the occasion of the visit of Brother Alois, prior of the Taizé Community,
The Secretariat of COMECE invites to a
Press Conference of Brother Alois and Mgr Treanor (Secretary general of COMECE)
on Tuesday 30 January at 16:45
at the Secretariat of COMECE-42 rue Stévin -Brussels
At the invitation of the COMECE, Brother Alois, the prior of the ecumenical community of Taizé, and other Taizé brothers will come to Brussels on 30 January 2007. They will come to pray with those who are working for Europe in this city. Their presence and the programme they offer will make, for one day, the spiritual dimension of Europe’s path towards unity more visible – even if the political and economic dimension is normally predominant.
The work of European construction, which is a work of peace and freedom, will grow together with the mutual trust of the Europeans. For believers the trust in themselves and in others and trust in the love of God go together. Praying together can help us grow in trust. That is the reason why Brother Alois and his brothers have invited us. They propose you a three-part encounter.
8:00 - 8:45 The Morning Prayer in the Chapelle de la Résurrection, 22-24 Rue van Maerlant– to begin the working day with a moment of personal reflection
10 :15 : Meeting of the President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering
12:30 - 14:30 The time devoted to exchange of views between young Europeans working for and in the European institutions on the subject: “Your life is important for Europe”. The meeting will be held in the premises of the Representation of the Land Baden-Württemberg, Rue Belliard 60–62. Sandwiches and beverages will be served.
There is no required pre-registration, but if you plan to be present, please, if possible, let us know ahead so we can properly anticipate lunch for everyone
15 :30 Meeting with Commissioner Jacques Barrot
19:00 - 21:00 Evening Prayer will be held in the Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral in Brussels, with the participation of Cardinal Danneels and representatives of other Christian Confessions. Prayers may continue after the formal conclusions. Everyone is invited to pray. After the conclusion at 21:00 prayers may continue.