Broder Roger m?rdad

?r 2000 var jag i det franska klostret Taiz? med den ungdomsgrupp inom Svenska Kyrkan jag d? arbetade med. Jag tr?ffade d? bland annat klostrets grundar, Broder Roger, under en av m?ssorna. Det var en otroligt stor upplevelse, b?de m?tet med brodern och ?vriga vistelsen i Taiz?.

Idag skriver Aftonbladet och Expressen att Broder Roger m?rdats under kv?llsb?nen i tisdags kv?ll. En psykiskt sjuk kvinna begick brottet inf?r ?gonen p? tusentals ungdomar. Det k?nns s? otroligt overkligt, och g?r inte att f?rst?.

Taiz? skriver p? sin officiella hemsida:

Fr?re Roger has entered the life of eternity
During the evening prayer on Tuesday 16 August, in the midst of the crowd surrounding the Community in the Church of Reconciliation, a woman – probably mentally disturbed – struck Brother Roger violently with knife blows. He died a few moments later.In its sorrow, the Taiz? Community thanks all those who are supporting it by their affection and their prayer.

On the morning of 17 August, after Brother Roger?s death, the following prayer was read in the church: ?Christ of compassion, you enable us to be in communion with those who have gone before us, and who can remain so close to us. We confide into your hands our Brother Roger. He already contemplates the invisible. In his footsteps, you are preparing us to welcome a radiance of your brightness.?

The funeral of Brother Roger will take place on Tuesday 23 August at 14.00. Each afternoon, from 15.00 to 19.00, his body is placed in the church of Taiz?, so that all who wish may go and meditate close by him. Eight years ago, Brother Roger designated Brother Alois to succeed him, as the person in charge of the community. Brother Alois has entered straightaway into his ministry as servant of communion at the heart of the community.

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