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The Labyrinth at St. Peter’s

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Created in 2012, the labyrinth at St. Peter’s is a replica of the medieval labyrinth found in Chartres Cathedral, France. It consists of 11 concentric circuits with a twelfth circle in the centre. The rosette in the centre where people stand, sit or kneel is made of six petals. It was designed and installed on the floor of the St. Peter’s Chapel with the help of Canadian Labyrinth Ventures (www.labyrinthed.com).

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Labyrinths have been in existence for over 4,000 years and are found in almost every religious tradition. The labyrinth is a path for prayer and meditation. It can be walked as an aid to contemplative prayer and reflection, or as a centering exercise for meditative focus. For many, the labyrinth’s path echoes the turns and twists in life. The best way to learn about it is to walk it, with an open heart and an open mind, and experience your own sacred response. There is no right or wrong way to walk the path. Relax and enjoy the experience.


Some Notes about the Labyrinth

There is no “right way” to walk the labyrinth. Just be open to whatever happens as you walk.

• You may remove your shoes to walk the labyrinth, if you wish.

• Maintain silence for your reflection and that of others.

• Let go of extraneous thoughts as you enter. Become aware of your breathing. Enter your walk in a receptive, non-judgmental state.

• Walk at your own pace. As you meet other walkers, gently give way to your meeting and passing.

• You may stay in the centre of the labyrinth as long as you wish-being respectful of others coming in.

• Take time after your walk to reflect and meditate. Consider journaling your experience.

Labyrinth Availability

Lunch Hour Meditation: The labyrinth is available for individual/group walking. Please contact Pastor Wendell Grahlman (519-745-4705 ext 22 or pastorwendell@stpeterskw.ca) to arrange for an appointment or for availability and cost information.