Help spread and stow the labyrinth in the Great Hall. Light Candles, Supervise, train and partake in this excellent Christian practice.
The labyrinth is a combinaton of walking and prayer, with roots in ancient history. These "paths for prayer" have been part of Christian prayer and pilgrimage since the middle ages. Rediscovered and re-popularized in the late twentieth century, they have once again become a powerful practice for opening ourselves and our lives to the guidance and presence of God.
Labyrinths are often confused with mazes. But while a maze has dead ends and blind alleys, the labyrinth has only one path leading both in and out of the center. The labyrinth is flat, One can always see the center. The destination is assured, so that the mind can be still and attentive.
Walking the labyrinth clears the mind and gives us insight into our spiritual journeys. The labyrinth does nothing on its own. It is simply a tool that many people have found helpful for deepening their prayer lives. Each walk into and out of the labyrinth is a unique opportunity to meet our creative, loving God through contemplative prayer.
St. Paul's labyrinth is based on the pattern built into the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. It is a full 12 circuit labyrinth that was created with volunteer labor and funding.
We offer the opportunity to walk a portable version of this labyrinth on a monthly basis; the fourth Sunday of the month, September through May, (except December) from 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m. following our evening Taize service, June through August from 1 - 4 p.m and on special occasions such as during Advent, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday.
Contact Charlene Cunningham or Laurie Parrish for more information.