Welcome to the St. Aidan's Labyrinth! You are invited to take time from your day and walk the labyrinth. It is open at all times. If you are new to the labyrinth, you may want to spend some time perusing the information below before you begin your walk. The spiral path of the labyrinth will lead you to its center. You will not get lost, although you will be walking in a spiral. The labyrinth is not a maze; there are no dead ends. When you get to the center, you may want to spend some time there before beginning your journey outward. Generally there are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center and returning when you follow the return path back out of the labyrinth. Why walk the labyrinth? The walk will help you set aside a time of day for quiet contemplation, for prayer, or for meditation. People walk the labyrinth as a centering exercise. People also walk for healing of mind, body, spirit; to give thanks. Others walk it as a time for discernment or to mark important events in their lives. You will join people throughout the ages and throughout cultures who have turned to the spiral shape. The St. Aidan's Labyrinth Design The design of the two outdoor labyrinths at St. Aidan's are in the Chartres pattern. They are 30 feet in diameter and consist of 7 circuits. Created in the spring of 2010 as an Eagle Scout project of our parishioner, Jacob Wolniewicz , these labyrinths represent the culmination of over 400 person-hours, involving design, materials, digging, packing, sifting, laying brick, seeding, sprinkling, mowing, all done in the midst of good fellowship, inclement weather, and the grace of God. The ground for the labyrinth was consecrated on March 6, 2010. Jacob Wolniewicz received his Eagle Scout rank on April 30, 2010.