Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday Snapshot ~ Labryinth




Labyrinth Stone Carving from Grace Cathedral San Franscisco, California


My husband took this picture of the Labryinth Stone Carving that we bought at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California years ago.  Grace Cathedral is a beautiful church in the heart of San Francisco. Wikipedia describes the Grace Cathedral Labryinth:

Laid out on the floor of Grace Cathedral is a labyrinth that is based on the famous medieval labyrinth of Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Chartres (The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres) located in Chartres, France. It is said that if a visitor walks the pattern of the labyrinth it will bring them to a meditative state. There is also another labyrinth outside of the cathedral in its courtyards.

We walked the two labryinths, they have one outdoor and on indoors. I preferred the indoor, carpeted one as I enjoyed the beauty and quiet of the church. It was relaxing and calming, but I can't say it brought my husband or I to a meditative state. Check out the links above to see pictures of the labryinth and the beautiful Grace Cathedral. 

I found this video on Youtube that shows the outdoor labyrinth and Grace Cathedral. 





(Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books)




15 comments:

  1. There is something lovely about a prayer labyrinth. Thank you for sharing the photo and video.

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  2. Amazing piece! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy your weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. I've seen labyrinths like that in pictures and movies but have never seen one in real life. I bet walking it was peaceful.

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  4. Very nice! Taking time to reflect is, as the guy says, always an awesome thing.

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  5. Beautiful -- I've never seen a labyrinth stone.

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  6. Fascinating♫ Lovely post, thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my SS♪

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  7. Fascinating! Imagine how they actually constructed it. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Interesting adventure, I've never been through a labyrinth.

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  9. That is so beautiful! I love labyrinths, I even trained as a labyrinth facilitator with Veriditas (Lauren Artress from Grace Cathedral). I made myself a classical labyrinth on a ceramic tile, but this one is very beautiful and now I would like to find one of these too :)

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  10. I've only seen pictures of labrythings too. It would be wonderful to walk one. Thanks for sharing that video, I enjoyed it, and the glimpse of the cathedral at the end.

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  11. Our little church laid out a prayer labyrinth several years ago ... yes, I found it strangely soothing to walk it ...

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  12. I just walked my first labyrinth this week while I was visiting a cathedral in Victoria,BC. I wish I'd seen this before I did, because I didn't understand that it was a meditative experience.

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  13. I love labyrinths. That is a special souvenir. Very nice.

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