Retraite Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth Walk by Jill K H Geoffrion

Labyrinth Prayer in the Chartres Cathedral

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.

If you speak french and are interested in eight days of combining the Ignatian exercises, prayer in the Chartres Cathedral, and ecumenism, pray about joining us from May 6-13, 2017.

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.



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  1. Pingback: Eight Days on Retreat in Chartres: La Retraite Cathédrale 2017 | Through Jill's Eyes

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