Groundbreaking of the St. Scholastica Labyrinth, 1999.
In 1999, Regional Representative of the Labyrinth Society, and Oblate at this Monastery, Dan Raven built the St. Scholastica Monastery Labyrinth. Dedicated to Sister Marilyn Wolfgram, OSB, it is modeled after the labyrinth found in the Chartres Cathedral in France. Labyrinth's are a way for Christians to take a pilgrimage of the heart without having to travel far distances. Walking the labyrinth is a peaceful and prayerful meditation that is often viewed as a metaphor for our own spiritual journey.
On the first Saturday of May, we celebrate World Labyrinth Day as we have for the past 20 years. This year's celebration will take place May 4th from noon - 8 p.m. Oblate Dan Raven will be on site to share stories of building the St. Scholastica Labyrinth and answer any questions you might have while you walk the winding path. Additionally, Sister Mary Melady, OSB will lead the group in a closing ceremony at 8 p.m. All are welcome!
To learn more about this event and to R.S.V.P., please view our programs and events page.
View photos of the building of the St. Scholastica Labyrinth below.
Oblate Dan Raven, Labyrinth builder, guiding the bricks, falling from the delivery truck, that will form the St. Scholastica Labyrinth in 1999.
In loving memory of Sr. Marilyn Wolfgram, OSB.
Aerial view of the St. Scholastica Labyrinth with Oblate Dan Raven near the center of the labyrinth in 1999.
The first public walk and lay dedication of the St. Scholastica Labyrinth on July 6, 1999 .
St. Scholastica Monastery Labyrinth photo by Eric Allix Rogers for Open House Chicago 2016.
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