The Cathedral Labyrinth is a recreation of the 13th century Chartres Labyrinth in France. The original was used as a substitute for a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands. Today, it is intended as a tool for meditation, spiritual deepening, creativity, or other forms of inspiration.
Unlike a maze, which is a puzzle to be solved, a labyrinth is designed to represent a spiritual journey, and there is no danger of getting lost as there is only one path to follow. The inward path represents life on earth; the center, which is a six petal rose, represents eternity and the omnipotence of God; the path back out to the regular world represents purgatory and resurrection.
The park surrounding the Labyrinth is beautiful as well, and includes a fountain so that people can wash their feet, before or after walking the labyrinth.
The Cathedral Labyrinth
309 North Street
New Harmony, Indiana 47631