Who we are
Let’s present ourselves a little bit, before sharing our stories and daily life of this great experience. It is a real blessing for us to be here, in the small community inspired by Taize.
Hello, I’m Irma from the Netherlands. In July I graduated for the master Plant Sciences. I love drawing and music. Past six years I really got to know God better and I have a passion for prayer and sharing the blessings and joy that God gives me with others. I have been at Taizé twice. When I was at Taizé this summer I heard about the small temporary community, I immediately loved the idea. I love to go somewhere, where I can be of use and love to learn from other cultures. And now I’m here (speaking little spanish), I learn a lot from the people here and I am very, very grateful that they host us and for everything they do for us.
Hi, welcome to our blog! My name is Lotte I´m from the Netherlands. This summer I finished my Bachelor degree in History. At the moment I´m taking a year out to discover what other interesting experiences the world has to offer. Before coming to Almeria I´ve walked the Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Fisterra a trip of 36 days on which I got to meet wonderful people and learned how little we need to live a good, satisfying and happy life. This year I´m searching for experiences that ´itch´, which are confronting in a way and a little outside of my comfort-zone and therefore the more enriching. For example singing is not something I do often or enjoy a lot, imagine singing three Taizé prayers a day for a month. Though here I am for I believe it will teach me to take breaks to reflect and consciously spent more time with God. The past two summers I´ve visited Taizé and enjoyed the internationality a lot and experienced you can share faith regardless of your origin through prayer. By joining the small temporary community I´m able to give time to others, which I believe is very important and something I should have done more while studying, therefore I´m very excited about this project! Also about the fact we are able to take part in the local community and thereby get to know the Spanish everyday life.