A Taste of Taizé

Learning to Build a Taizé Team in Your Community

Come experience the spirit of the Taizé community and its style of worship as we explore its roots, its mission and its ecumenical growth in the world. Bring your voice or instrument or simply a heart for worship to join in this form of contemplative prayer. Take away Taizé service plans, resources, and strategies to build a Taizé team in your community. In addition, we will explore chant resources from Iona and other contemplative traditions. The day will close with a Taizé worship experience that will be open to the local community and live streamed for the Oasis community. 

Led by Maria Cirillo-Lein and
Michelle Topi



St. Thomas Episcopal Church
276 South College Ave
Newark, DE 19711

Saturday, March 9, 2019


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


$65 - $85, as you are able. Lunch will be provided. 

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Leaders for this Event

Maria Cirillo-Lein, M.A., is a graduate of Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides through Oasis Ministries, as well as its Deepening Year for Direction Ministries Program.  With decades of dedication to the ministry of the laity, Maria has served as Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Children’s Ministries, Associate for Baptismal Preparation and as Director of Christian Formation.  Spiritual Direction is her current call to ministry.  Contemplative living and sharing the beauty of Creation are sources of deep peace and great joy.   

Reverend Michelle Topi is a self-proclaimed “Luther-palian,” musician, mystic and ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister.  She earned her M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and has served various Episcopal and Lutheran churches in Southeast Florida, California and Delaware.  A guitarist and vocalist, Michelle’s musical passion is in sharing contemplative, Taizé-style worship services, and helping congregations develop and lead this style of worship in their communities.  Michelle currently works as a chaplain for Willow Tree Hospice in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.