The Boniface Labyrinth

labyrinthThe Labyrinth in the Courtyard on the Saint Boniface campus is a reflection of the commitment of this congregation to fulfill our mission of continuing Christ’s ministry in the world through worship, teaching, healing, and service.

The Labyrinth was installed as a gift to the entire community on the 50th Anniversary of the parish in 2004.   It was made possible by the generosity of the people of Saint Boniface Church and we hope you will find it to be an important part of your personal spiritual journey.



 About Labyrinths

The Boniface Labyrinth is an approximate replica of the 11-circuit labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral in France. This pattern, once central to cathedral culture, was inlaid into the stone floor in 1201. For the last 250 years, however, it has been ignored -- covered with chairs -- until the Rev. Canon Lauren Artress of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, led the effort to reintroduce the labyrinth into the world as a spiritual tool.

The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. Labyrinth designs were found on pottery, tablets and tiles date as far back as 4000 years. Many patterns are based on spirals from nature. In Native American culture it is called the Medicine Wheel and Man in the Maze. The Celts described it as the Never Ending Circle. It is also called the Kabala in mystical Judaism. One feature they all share is that they have one path which winds in a circuitous way to the center and back out.

Last Published: July 8, 2015 11:12 AM