St. Columba's Labyrinth Ministry offers the sacred path of the labyrinth to all people, regardless of faith, age, or ability, as a peaceful space for prayer, reflection, and renewal.
The Labyrinth at St. Columba's
Are you seeking peace, renewal, and time for quiet inner reflection? Come walk St C’s labyrinth! When our labyrinth is unfolded and in place -- and lit only by battery-operated candles and a bit of natural light through the windows -- the Great Hall is transformed into a magical place.
Labyrinths are an ancient form of walking meditation, which flowered in medieval times with the building of the great gothic cathedrals in Europe. Our labyrinth is canvas, measures 36’ across, and is a replica of the famous “Chartres Labyrinth” built 800 years ago at Chartres Cathedral in France.
According to Veriditas, an organization that promotes labyrinths worldwide, labyrinths are used to “quiet the mind, recover balance in life, and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection, stress reduction, and to discover innovation and celebration. They are open to people as an interfaith, cross-cultural blueprint for well-being. The practice of labyrinth walking integrates the body with the mind & mind with the spirit.”
Labyrinth walks take place in the Great Hall, usually on the first Tuesday evening and a Saturday morning (see upcoming dates below). No experience is necessary. Volunteer guides will provide information and answer any questions. We also offer special walks on request for other ministries or groups in the church.
St. C’s Labyrinth Ministry was launched in February 2015. Training is provided for anyone interested in becoming a guide. The team of labyrinth guides meets monthly, to continue to unfold this rich spiritual ministry for the community. Newcomers are welcome; come join us!
Questions? Contact Suzi Kindervatter
People of all faiths, ages and abilities are welcome to walk or sit quietly in contemplation. Please begin your walk 30 minutes before closing time.