Exploring Pilgrimage: The Labyrinth As Pilgrimage Destination

Every Wednesday, from 08/01/2018 to 08/29/2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Linder Lounge

Dating back over 4000 years, labyrinths have a long association with the spiritual journey, and are featured in many of the most celebrated sites of Christian Europe, including the Chartres Cathedral in France.

The pressures and demands of modern society and our need for deeper meaning in our lives has led to a resurgence in interest in this ancient form.

On five Wednesday evenings in August, Linda Fitts will lead an exploration of the labyrinth as a pilgrimage destination. The first four sessions will include the opportunity to walk the labyrinth, and on August 29, Linda will share her experience walking the famed "Camino de Santiago" in Spain. 

Sessions will address: 

  • 8/1  - The Labyrinth: the Concept of Pilgrim and the Christian Approach to the Sacred Path
  • 8/8 - The Labyrinth: History, Sacred Geometry and the Threefold Path
  • 8/15 - The Labyrinth: Spiritual hunger, Imagination in the Spiritual Experience and Lectio Divina on the Labyrinth
  • 8/22 - The Labyrinth as Archetype, Sacred Places and Labyrinth Rituals for the Contemplative
  • 8/29 -  Pilgrimage: The Camino Santiago de Compostela and Pilgrimage travel as Contemplative Walk

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