Labyrinth prayer is one of the elements of the Retraite Cathédrale held in Chartres, France each Spring. Most of the participants have never experienced walking a labyrinth before. They are introduced to the spiritual practice in the afternoon and then pray using a finger labyrinth. There are two evening walks in the cathedral as well. This year, the labyrinth in the nave was closed due to restoration work, so we prayed on the cathedral’s canvas labyrinth which was placed in the south transept.
This labyrinth was lovingly created by John Ridder of Paxworks in Indiana (USA). He donated it to Veriditas who brought the labyrinth to Chartres in May, 2015 where it was received by the cathedral staff. Since that time American and European groups have used the canvas for after-hours walks.