CONWAY, Ark. (March 29, 2018)
— Ten Hendrix students and two staff embarked on a “Pilgrimage to the Community
of Taizé” in France from March 17-24, 2018. Chaplain of the College the Rev.
J.J Whitney and Associate Director of Admission Em Depre led the journey to the
monastic community of Protestant and Catholic brothers to engage in prayer,
silence, and singing with young adults from Europe and Central America.
The time in Taizé also
included small group Bible study and reflection with other young adults and
brothers of the community, as well as works of service to help sustain the
community. At the end of the week, the group had an opportunity to tour the
city of Paris, visiting the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre.
The trip was funded through
the Office of Religious Life and through a Special Projects grant from the
Hendrix Odyssey Program. Students who participated were Gifty Agana ’21, Joe
Coker ’21, Alice Fan ’19, Schylar Ferguson ’18, Ellen Gotelli ’18, Chad Hornsby
’20, Emily Jordan ’20, Abbey Maynard ’19, Rachel Shepherd ’20, and Delaney
Now back at Hendrix, the
group still has a touchstone for their experience in Taizé available on campus:
Once a month, the Office of the Chaplain holds worship services in Greene
Chapel for the Hendrix community in the style of Taizé Song and Prayer. For more
information visit www.taize.fr.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.