The Rev. Bob Cushing, the parochial vicar at St. Teresa of Avila, conducts a prayer service during the dedication of the church's new labyrinth. Each person attending sprinkled a small cup of holy water onto the labyrinth as they said prayers. The labyrinth's 37 turns symbolize the many twists and turns encountered by people on their personal spiritual journeys.
Parishioners at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church help dedicate a backyard labyrinth on the church grounds at twilight May 2. The labyrinth, constructed with 24 tons of crushed rock and granite screenings, was designed to evoke the same spiritual introspection realized by religious pilgrims. In the Middle Ages, walking a labyrinth substituted for taking a pilgrimage.
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