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 1-2:30 p.m., on Sunday, September 19.
Labyrinths have been used for meditation and prayer and are also tools for inward journeys and self-reflection. During the workshop, join facilitator Sister Paula Damiano 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.”
Those interested in attending will meet in the large conference room of Providence Hall. Cost is $20, and the registration deadline is September 16.