The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool used for prayer and contemplation. Its winding walk in toward the center and out again symbolizes a pilgrim's walk with God. It is a symbolic journey in the form of a walking meditation.
The labyrinth has only one path which leads to the center and back out again. Unlike the maze, there are no tricks or dead ends. The spiraling path that takes us into the center, and then out again, offers time for reflection on one's life journey.
With the generous donations of time, talent, love and funds, many Retreatants and members of the Friends of the Center gathered on the monastery grounds to construct this Labyrinth. Volunteers from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia gathered to work under the direction of nationally known labyrinth builders, Stuart and Mary Bartholomaus, of Knoxville, TN. There are various traditional designs, and we selected the design built into the nave at the famous Chartres Cathedral in France.
A Labyrinth is located at Outdoor Trinity. Guidelines for walking the Labyrinth are available on site. There is also an open worship space and a natural stone altar. Stop by for a quiet moment on your way to work or on your way home. The Outdoor Trinity is available sunrise to sunset for the community. Trinity is located 1 mile south of Pointer Trail on 9th Street in Van Buren. We are located south of Interstate 40, take the Hwy 59 exit.