What is a labyrinth?
The labyrinth is a spiritual tool serving as a walk-centering activity for the human heart, mind and soul.
Is it Catholic?
Yes, it a form of meditation and centering prayer. The most famous Catholic labyrinth is in the Chartres Cathedral in France
Is it a maze?
No, a labyrinth has a single path that winds from the edge into the center. The same path leads back out to the edge again. It resembles the indirect path of our lives, which may lead us into the center of the human condition, into the heart and mind of God, sometimes into the very core of illness or pain, perhaps into the focal point of enlightenment or understanding.
Where is it?
The labyrinth is outside in the courtyard between the church and Mullen Commons.
What do I do and how long does it take?
Usually people take a moment before entering the labyrinth to quiet themselves. In silence slowly walk follow the path to the center letting go of stress and distractions. Once in the center remain there as long as you wish. You may kneel, face several directions and pray in silence. Slowly walk back out of the labyrinth in gratitude taking time to integrate this experience into your life. Plan on at least 20-30 minutes.
Would you like more information about labyrinths?
Labyrinths: The Inward Journey