Labyrinth Walking: An Ancient Tool for a New Time
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are inviting all to take part in the upcoming program, “Labyrinth Walking: An Ancient Tool for a New Time,” scheduled to take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 28.
Labyrinths have been used for meditation and prayer and are also tools for inward journeys and self-reflection. During the workshop, join facilitators Sister Paula Damiano and Sister Connie Kramer as you learn the origins of the labyrinth and receive suggestions about walking the sacred path of the labyrinth at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
“There is evidence of labyrinths being used as early as 430 B.C.,” Sister Paula said. “However, the labyrinth most commonly in use today is the one patterned after the Chartres Labyrinth, which dates to around 1200 A.D.
“Persons can think of labyrinths as symbolic of a pilgrimage. Sometimes, they are used for prayer, meditation, or contemplation since the silent walking helps to quiet the mind. Those attending the workshop will learn about the history of the labyrinth and how it can lead one to prayer.”
“Walking a labyrinth is a sacred, contemplative experience of body prayer,” Sister Connie added. “And mindfully walking a labyrinth has always helped me not only to focus on what I need to let go of in my life, but also to become aware of any new insights the Spirit of God wishes to share with me to help me to move on in my life in some new way.”
Those interested in attending will meet in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. There is a limit of 10 people for the event.
Cost is $10 per person. The registration deadline is March 25.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.