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Walk the Labyrinth

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Open to all for quiet prayer, meditation or for children to play

St. David’s Labyrinth, built entirely by members of the congregation out of cobblestone pavers, was dedicated on March 4, 2018, and is open to all for quiet prayer, meditation or for children to play. All are welcome to visit our labyrinth and surrounding prayer garden, entered through a gate to the right of the church building.

 

What is a labyrinth?

Predating Christianity, labyrinths are an ancient way to pray. Some who were unable to make physical journeys to holy sites instead walked labyrinths as a pilgrimage. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path, starting from an entrance from the outside and moving towards the center. Like a spiritual pilgrimage or life itself, it is a journey. The path may appear to meander, but it has been carefully crafted.

Why walk the labyrinth?

If you faithfully follow the path, you will find your way to the center, just like when you faithfully pray, you will eventually, become connected to God.

What's special about St. David's labyrinth?

​​​Our contemporary labyrinth design, the “Santa Rosa Labyrinth,” was created by Dr. Lea Goode-Harris in 1997.  The Santa Rosa Labyrinth consists of a center circle surrounded by seven concentric circular paths. Santa Rosa Labyrinths also contain a “focus space”—this is the little square created when the entry path, the exit path, and the fourth path (called the heart path) meet. The focus space is seen from all four directions when walking the labyrinth, and according to Dr. Goode-Harris, it allows for “a focus of the heart.”

 

If you walk the labyrinth, we hope you will join us on a Sunday morning as well.

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