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Tibhirine Meditations

Loosing life for peace

In 1996, during the Algerian civil war, 7 Trappist monks were kidnapped and murdered from Tibhirine Abbey: they had chosen to remain in their abbey despite the threat of terror and hatred and to work for peace and interfaith reconciliation. “Tibhirine Meditations” is a string quartet dedicated to their memory. Four movements meditate on aspects of martyrdom: loving one’s enemy, firmness, vulnerability and freedom.


Kris Oelbrandt

Poetry and blogs by Kris Oelbrandt