In the season of Advent, in the last month of the calendar year, in this period of both seeking quiet and engaging in activity, take time to walk the temporary labyrinth at St. Paul's.
A labyrinth represents pilgrimage. Slowly walking, one invites a conscious relationship with God.
Unlike a maze which branches in multiple directions, a labyrinth consists of a single path leading to the center. By going forward, one will eventually arrive. The physical movement of walking becomes an act of faith. It's thought that as one enters deeper along the path, one ascends closer to God.
Labyrinths date back at least 4,000 years and have appeared in Christian churches for over a thousand years. They are found across cultures. More than 6,000 permanent labyrinths are installed across continents worldwide. People of all faiths find walking meditation beneficial for focusing thoughts and being with feelings.
St. Paul's will unfurl its canvas labyrinth for one day only. Pilgrims can seek the guidance of certified labyrinth guide Carol Lucic from 10 am to noon or walk the path of their own volition from 1 - 3 pm.