We’re so excited to begin hosting labyrinth walks for parishioners and the wider community, starting on January 25th! We’ll hosts guided walks on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.
A labyrinth isn’t a maze. It has a single circuitous path that leads into its center, and that then leads you back out into the world. Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path, writes: “The labyrinth is a spiritual tool meant to awaken us to the deep rhythm that unites us to ourselves and to the Light that calls from within. In surrendering to the winding path, the soul finds healing and wholeness.” To walk the labyrinth is to journey to the center of existence. Not a solo journey, but one we walk with God.
St. Stephen’s labyrinth is a variation on the “classical labyrinth,” of the kind that could be found throughout the ancient world and dates back at least 3,500 years. The design of these labyrinths evolved out of the spiral unfolding of natural things – think fiddle heads on ferns or shoots unfurling from seeds. Our labyrinth is appropriate for our space, with its plants and windows that look out on the natural world.
Click to download the attached guide to labyrinth walks to learn more!