Saturday, March 21, 2009

UWF Labyrinth opens tomorrow


Becca said...

Is this a garden labyrinth? How is it set up? Looks very interesting!

Bill Clifton said...

The labyrinth is a full-sized cloth facsimile on loan from the Episcopal Gulf Coast Diocese. The cloth labyrinth is based upon the labyrinth found on the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. It's not a garden maze as we generally think of labyrinths, but a two-dimensional pattern on the cathedral floor used for liturgical functions as well as for prayer and meditation by pilgrims. If I remember correctly, the labyrinths in European churches symbolize a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

The cloth labyrinth is on display at the Commons Auditorium at UWF, and visitors are encouraged to walk on it. Tonight at 6pm, the presenters are showing the documentary Into the silence, which is supposed to be very good.

Bill Clifton said...

Sorry, meant Into Great Silence.