Spend time in meditative prayer as you walk the monastery Labyrinth
A labyrinth is different than a maze, though the two are often confused. There is only one route to the center and back out again; no blind alleys, dead ends or tricks. It is only by keeping to the path, step by step, twist by turn, that one arrives at the physical center of the labyrinth, which signifies arriving at the center of our own lives and souls.
The labyrinth is the oldest contemplative and transformational tool known to humankind. It was used for centuries for prayer, ritual, initiation, and personal and spiritual growth. In the past few years there has been an astonishing and sudden popularity of the labyrinth.
The labyrinth at the Sisters of St. Benedict in Grand Terrace is the CHARTRES pattern. It is named after the permanent stone labyrinth set into the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France during the 13th century.
( Blessing) of Labyrinth
We invite you to walk our "sacred"Path at any time.
DIRECTIONS; From FWY 215 take BARTON ROAD exit
and go EAST. At MT. VERNON make a right, at PICO
make a left. The Labyrinth is on the right side of the road.
There is a chain connected to the fence to keep the
burrows out. It is not locked so you may unfasten
it and enter at any time. Please close when you
leave. Thank you.
To attend a retreat continue on PICO to Blue Mountain Court and turn right to 12710 Blue Mountain Court.
Groups meeting for discussion and snacks under a tree