Slow Is Good Labyrinth

The labyrinth at the Canisius Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Pymble, Australia (a suburb of Sydney) is set in the shadows of a forest. We walked in silence but it was far from quiet–the Sulfur Crested Cockatoos squawked loudly, the cicada sounds buzzed ceaselessly, and the leaves rustled in the wind. The Center’s brochure encourages, “Slow is good.” Indeed, it was useful to pray slowly as we let the pathway and all that surrounded it speak deeply to our minds and hearts.

A special thanks to Noel Braun for pointing me in the direction of this labyrinth.


2 thoughts on “Slow Is Good Labyrinth

  1. I have walked a labyrinth that looks very much like this one. I couldn’t quite see the detail of the plan, but it looks like the one that is on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral (in France I think). Anyway, the one I walked was a portable one on a large canvas, so it didnt have the atmosphere of the one in your pictures, but it was still a beautiful, meditative experience…I’d love to do it again surrounded by trees!

  2. Jill, lovely to see aspects of Labyrinths in Australia through your eyes. There are also some great labyrinths around Melbourne and I would be happy to share locations with you if you come this way.
    There is another beautiful Labtpyrinth in Alice Springs at a retreat centre known as Campfire of the Heart.
    I do enjoy your photos and commentaries. Best wishes, Margaret Counihan

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