Lenten Quiet Day

A Lenten Pilgrimage: Encountering Transition, Inviting Transformation

Friday March 27, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 Parish Hall
Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) – all welcome, women and men.

The labyrinth is an ancient tool of sacred technology and is found in various forms in almost all cultures and religious traditions. 070313-np-labyrinth-01

Its history as a pathway of Christian walking meditation goes back to the 11th and 12th centuries where one of its many uses was as a path of symbolic pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Walking its winding path, the journey through the labyrinth becomes a metaphor for encountering ourselves and listening deeply for God’s wisdom. It is a place to bring our lives – our joys, longings, sorrows, pain, struggles, questions, decisions, – all of life – a place to listen and discover the voice of God deep within calling us to growth, insight, healing, creativity, and fullness of life. In this Lenten quiet day, we will introduce the labyrinth as a walking meditation. We will invite the encounter with God and our deepest selves through prayerful walking of this meditative and contemplative winding path, seeking wisdom for the decisions and desires of our deepest selves.

The day will be led by Linda Schultz, PhD., a spiritual director, educator, labyrinth facilitator, and Capacitar facilitator.  Linda has given various retreats, workshops, and classes on a variety of topics in spirituality.  Linda completed labyrinth facilitator training through Grace Cathedral in San Francisco over 20 years ago, and greatly values the labyrinth as a tool of spiritual transformation, healing, discernment, and creativity.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Bring a bag lunch if you would like to stay after and continue to enjoy the fellowship of one another.