Labyrinth: A Prayerful Journey
Labyrinths are ancient human symbols known to go back at least 3,500 years. They appeared on most inhabited continents in prehistory, with examples known from Africa, Asia, the Americas and across Europe from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia. A labyrinth is not a maze, but a walking meditation device with a single winding path from edge to the center. The labyrinth symbols were incorporated into the floors of the great gothic pilgrimage cathedrals in France during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
A 22’ canvas eleven-circuit labyrinth, modeled after the one located at Chartres Cathedral in France, will be laid out in the Lounge for a week (from Friday night April 1st through Saturday April 12th) for anyone who chooses to walk this holy path; all ages are welcome – children included. Directions for walking the labyrinth as well as other experiential stations for prayer will be available in this space during office hours or whenever WEPCO doors are open. Come in during business hours or arrange another time by being in touch with Marissa. Come when you can, share the space with others if they're here, leave when you're ready.
Many of us cannot make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or other sacred sites around the world. But we can make a pilgrimage (an outward journey reflecting an inward journey – a spiritual exercise that helps us reach out toward God and deepen our relationship with God) by walking a labyrinth. If you have 30 minutes or more, come walk the labyrinth; begin your Lenten journey in prayer and contemplation. All ages are welcome!