McKillop Library - On Display

April/May 2006

Labyrinth Image


Thursday, April 6th, members of the University Community had the opportunity to experience a labyrinth walk. Theresa Stirling of the Labyrinth Ministry at Andover-Newton Theological School facilitated the experience in conjunction with the Vice-President for Mission and Planning and the Nursing Department.

The placement of a permanent labyrinth is under consideration for the Salve Regina University Campus.

Grass Labyrinth Image from Norbertine Labyrinth Walking the Labyrinth Chartres Labyrinth Chartres Labyrinth Classical Labyrinth Classical Labyrinth

Difference Between a Maze and a Labyrinth
"The word maze is ... frequently used interchangeably with the word labyrinth, creating ... confusion. This is understandable since the labyrinth has not been in use for approximately three hundred and fifty years… Labyrinths are unicursal. They have one well-defined path that leads us into the center and back out again. There are no tricks to it, no dead ends or cul-de-sacs, no intersecting paths."

Artress, L. (2006). Walking a sacred path: Rediscovering the labyrinth as a spiritual practice. New York: Riverhead Books.

Labyrinth Resources
Send comments or questions to Laura Kohl, Reference Librarian, x2293 or