Marywood University’s Campus Ministry is Hosting A Labyrinth Walk


SCRANTON, PA (November 16, 2015)—Marywood University’s Campus Ministry has set up a Labyrinth Walk in the rotunda in the Liberal Arts Center on the university’s campus. The labyrinth is a replica of the famous Chartres Cathedral labyrinth inlaid in the stone floor of the Cathedral. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be in place from today, Monday, November 16, until Saturday, November 21, 2015.


Walking the labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tradition that is being rediscovered. In the Middle Ages, labyrinth walks were used in cathedrals as a symbolic pilgrimage for those unable to travel to holy places. In our modern day context, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool for meditation, helping us to look within for the answers we need. Unlike a maze, which offers choices of paths with many entrances, dead ends, and exits, a labyrinth has only one path that leads into the center and back out. The path of the labyrinth serves as a metaphor for one’s spiritual journey, which we walk both individually and in harmony with each other.