Stone Labyrinths: Pilgrimage to Swedish Labyrinths On Gotland Island-4

Placing stones, one after another, on the ground, has been the preferred method of labyrinth building in Sweden for centuries. Faith experience is constructed with a similar process. Prayer by prayer I create an unseen sacred space that supports my ability to connect with God.

The Othem Labyrinth (Sweden) by Jill K H Geoffrion
Praying in the center of the Othem labyrinth

My Prayer

For perseverance–to remain faithful to the spiritual practices that slowly create depth and breadth in my relationship to You–I pray.

The Holmudden Labyrinth (Sweden) by Jill K H Geoffrion
Walking the Holmudden Lighthouse Labyrinth on Faro Island

Scriptural Touchstone: 

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to gather stones together… Ecclesiastes 3:1, 5 (NRSV)

The Bergen Labyrinth (Sweden) by Jill K H Geoffrion
Meeting of four paths on the Bergen Labyrinth (Faro Island)

Invitation to Pray:

While imagining the prayer that you are longing to pray as part of a larger pattern, connect your heart, mind, body and spirit with God.

Bro Church design by Jill K H Geoffrion
Labyrinth-like pattern on an ancient story stone that has been incorporated into the wall at the church in Bro

 

Other posts in this series on pilgrimage to Swedish Labyrinths on Gotland Island
1. St. Mary’s Cathedral in Visby
2. Temporary Labyrinth in St. Lars Church Ruins
3. The Trojaborg Labyrinth (outside Visby)

If you are going to Sweden and would like to visit the labyrinths, more information about each one is available on the World-wide Labyrinth Locator.

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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