Brother Roger of Taizé
May 12, 1915 - August 16, 2005


Holy Spirit, you live in every human being
and you come to place in us
these essential realities of the Gospel:
kind-heartedness and forgiveness.
To love and to express it with our life,
to love with kind-heartedness and to forgive:
there you enable us to find
one of the wellsprings of peace and joy.

Links to pages in the Taize home page
Brother Roger has entered into the life of eternity

Brother Roger of Taizé: 12 May 1915 - 16 August 2005

Funeral Celebration for Brother Roger: Founder of the Taizé Community

Funeral of Brother Roger: Address by Cardinal Kasper

Funeral of Brother Roger : Opening words by Brother Alois

Funeral of Brother Roger: Religious and civic leaders present

Pope Benedict XVI speaks about Brother Roger

The funeral: Among the messages received

Messages from young and old

Brother Roger’s funeral (audio & video)

Photos: “Bless the Lord, my soul, he leads me into life”

Photos: Following Tuesday 16 August

Photos: The funeral

An archive of photos by a professional photographer

by Bruno Frappat   in French / in English

Links to see and hear the Funeral by


-  Click here for the video archive of KTO TV.


You can listen to a recording of the service using the links below.

The recording is available in two versions: a low quality file for slow internet connections, and a better quality one for broadband connections.

Please use a link corresponding to the player you have on your computer:

Windows Media Player1
-  Low quality
-  High quality

Real One Player2
-  Low quality
-  High quality

-  High quality

And to hear a recording as broadcast by RCF (with commentary in French) please use these links:
Windows Media | Real Player | Winamp