The Labyrinth is located behind St. Peter’s Church, on a slight hill, at the far end of the property, just beyond Smith Avenue. It was built as an Eagle Scout Project by a young member of St. Peter’s community, and given in memory of Brenda Brewington and Mary Marguerite Kohn. It sits in the open air, open to all. The Labyrinth is made up of flat stone and gravel, level with the ground; it is not easy to see until you are close to it.
The Labyrinth is a spiritual tool, encouraging us to walk in calm silence, focused on prayer. It is not a maze or a puzzle; the steps leading in also lead us out. We use it to quiet our minds, let go of our daily concerns, and focus our attention on God, and to be aware of God’s presence in our lives.
Throughout history labyrinths have been places that were considered special, holy places. They have taken a number of different shapes but they all have one thing in common, they are meant to deliver us, in this tiny pilgrimage, to a different place within; to a place that helps us discover the sense of the holy, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. They were used in the medieval church as a safe substitute for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, much in the same way that the Stations of the Cross were started by St Francis of Assisi.
Anyone is welcome to walk the Labyrinth or to come and explore it.