St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Southlake, Texas, invites the community to the outdoor blessing of its outdoor labyrinth on Sunday, March 25 at 12 pm. The Rev. Scot McComas, rector of St. Martin’s, will offer prayers and will bless the labyrinth with holy water. Mr. Ronald Hitchcock will cut the ribbon as the church celebrates the creation of this outdoor spiritual space. The blessing concludes the church’s Palm Sunday activities.
Sharing the labyrinth with the public is part of the church’s commitment to the spiritual and physical health of its entire community. St. Martin’s invites people in Keller, Southlake, and surrounding cities to the labyrinth to walk and meditate or pray, and to seek a peaceful spiritual experience. The labyrinth offers a flat surface and pathways that accommodate wheelchairs. There are informational brochures at the labyrinth and online here that can guide or inspire.
Walking a labyrinth encourages introspection and spiritual transformation regardless of religion, and St. Martin’s welcomes all to seek that transformation. Anyone can enjoy slowly walking, placing one foot in front of the other, enjoying suburban sounds, smells, and nature. For many, a labyrinth is a pilgrimage path, inviting walkers on a journey toward something more. For Christians, the journey of the labyrinth is toward God, and most Christians use prayer in the labyrinth.
A labyrinth is a single, meandering path that winds from an entry to the center and back out again the same way. It has no dead ends like a maze, and nothing to frustrate, confuse, or block anyone who walks it. St. Martin’s offers more labyrinth information on its website, explaining how and why to walk one.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields is a welcoming suburban church that sits between Keller and Southlake at 223 South Pearson Lane, Keller, TX 76248. The people of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church are eager to welcome all from the local community. The congregation is a unique tapestry of people who come from a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles.
Visit the labyrinth on the north part of the church campus; follow the pathway between the church office building and St. Martin’s Episcopal School‘s larger building.