A labyrinth is a means of individual reflection, prayer and meditation. Starting at the outside edge, one prayerfully walks the paths of the labyrinth to its centre. In the quiet, spiritual centre one rests, prays, and prepares for the journey back to the world. For many, the labyrinth deepens practices of meditation, healing or insight.
Unlike a maze, there is only one path to its centre, which is then followed back to the beginning. The labyrinth is for all ages. Children and youth benefit from the experience of “centering.” Adults find the labyrinth a helpful tool to cultivate a more prayerful way of being.
Members of SHUC congregation use the labyrinth for reflection and prayer during special seasons including during Holy Week.