The remarkable life of Brother Roger, the legendary founder of the Taize community, is chronicled in this authoritative biography. From his childhood in Switzerland to his advocacy for Jewish refugees in war-ravaged France in 1940 and the eventual founding of the Taize community, this memoir highlights Brother Roger's commitment to peace and unshakable faith. Travels to poverty-stricken areas such as the slums of Calcutta and New York's Hell's Kitchen are detailed, as are his visits to the United Nations building and the majestic cathedrals of Europe, which enabled him to see and communicate with both the good and bad in society. The revised preface and an epilogue written in response to Brother Roger's recent tragic death are new to this paperback edition.
Kathryn Spink is the author of several bestselling biographies, including Black Sash: The Beginning of a Bridge in South Africa, The Call of the Desert: A Biography of Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus, and Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography.