Labyrinth Construction To Start Soon

In 2009, a permanent labyrinth was installed on campus. As far as we know, it was the first in the country. Many used it and found its pathway a supportive environment for prayer.

In 2010, after a permit was granted for the construction of a new seminary building, the labyrinth had to be taken up to make way for water tank that was needed for the project. A vision for an even more permanent labyrinth, one that wouldn’t be able to be removed if land was needed for another purpose, began to form. What if an in-floor prayer labyrinth could be placed in part of  the 5th floor chapel and multipurpose room?

The labyrinth entrance will be below the central window on the top floor.

In late 2011, the decision was made; a new labyrinth would be installed! Since coming back in January, we have met with stone merchants and engineers to discuss the dimensions,

placement,

and materials for the labyrinth.

Concrete floor that will be covered with terrazzo stone. The labyrinth will be jade-green with black lines. The chapel floor will be the yellow seen in the photo below.

Next week, construction of this labyrinth will begin. The team here is very excited. We would appreciate your prayers for this project.

Jill, Engineer, Floor Specialist, Treasurer

Question for reflection: What spiritual tools could you share with those who are seeking to know and love God better?

Prayer: God, bless this pathway of prayer. Bless those who build it and those who come to pray on it. May its pathway lead us all, step by step, closer to You, the Center of All.

Scriptural Touchstone: Isaiah 30:18, 21
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you; therefore God will rise up to show mercy to you.
For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
…and when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
“This is the way; walk in it.”

5 thoughts on “Labyrinth Construction To Start Soon

  1. Erwin says:

    And what type of labyrinth will it be? Let me guess: A Chartres Labyrinth.

  2. lauracrosby says:

    Fantastic!! Love this! How exciting. And a great reminder to be on the lookout for ways we can share spiritual tools with others.

  3. Beth says:

    Totally awesome. You go girl!

  4. Deb Snell says:

    WONDERFUL! And Jill, you look wonderful too! So happy that God is using you in this way (and preparing you for it!) I have two visitors coming to see my labyrinth in Kenya at Eagles Wings in the next couple of months. Both of whom have been to yours and I have never met them! They also have relatives living here and one even grew up here – Cordelia (and Mike) Rose. She is the one doing horse labyrinths! So excited to see them. NOW the push is on to get mine sort of ready! I’m having a problem with the weeds on the paths. Think I’ll have to dig deep, lay plastic and dump crushed rock on them (or sand)…. any ideas?

  5. S' Joseph says:

    Dear Dr. Jill,
    I remember the song “Walking with Jesus, ….., walking in the sunlight, …., walking with Jesus alone” which we all sang and followed your very first introductory teaching on a labyrinth prayer. When I recall this memory, I pray.
    Thanks,
    S’ Joseph (Myanmar)

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