Walking a labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tradition that invites each person’s quiet individual experience. There is no prescribed religious rite or activity. For some people the walk is a metaphoric pilgrimage. For others it provides peace, healing, or spiritual insight.
Our outdoor labyrinth is open daily for meditative walks. The labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in religious traditions in various forms throughout the world. By walking a labyrinth, we may rediscover a long-forgotten mystical tradition that is insisting to be reborn. Labyrinths are perceived as a microcosm of the universe. Walking the labyrinth is an act of recreating ourselves and realigning ourselves to the great ongoing creative force of the cosmos. The Native American Hopi people call the labyrinth the “Mother Earth” and view it as the universal plan of the Creator, which all of us must follow on this road of life. Walking the labyrinth is taking a symbolic pilgrimage into the heart of the sacred cosmos.
St. Andrew’s labyrinth is located at the north end of the parking lot. From time to time the church hosts candlelight community walks, open to the public, typically to mark special occasions. Most often individuals walk the labyrinth when they wish, but care must be taken to position the “Labyrinth walk in progress” sign to alert others that the area is being used.