The Bethany Labyrinth at St Elisabeth’s is enjoyed by people of all different faiths as a quiet and beautiful space for meditation, centering, and connecting with the Sacred. It is located west of the rectory at the corner of Hawthorn, Greenwood, and South Avenues.
Currently being refreshed for continued use through the winter months, the Labyrinth will be fully renovated in the spring of 2024.
A Labyrinth is an ancient and cross-cultural spiritual tool designed to foster contemplation and spiritual transformation. Walked by contemplatives and lay people alike for over 4,000 years, labyrinths are typically formed as a circle with a singular path leading to a center. It is a path of prayer, a walking meditation, and supports the practice of mindfulness.
Open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. the Bethany Labyrinth is a modification of the famous Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth in France
Information sheets are available at the entrance to the labyrinth, and if you have any questions you are invited to contact our church office.
The labyrinth may be a set path, but it does not offer a set experience. Instead, it offers a door that anyone may go through, to discover realities that meet each person where each most needs to be met.
-- from An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor.