Peaceful, Meditative Experience Created by Labyrinth Walk

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Family Shelter, together with the Wheaton Franciscan sisters, will hold a labyrinth walk in the auditorium of the Wheaton Franciscan/Marianjoy Campus, 26W 171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24. A labyrinth, unlike a maze, has only one path; you cannot get “lost” walking on it. People may walk the labyrinth at their own pace and it can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Walking a labyrinth can be a peaceful, meditative experience that allows time for reflection and self-care. It is an ideal activity for client groups, and in past years we have had many clients from shelter and other programs participate in the walk. For people like our clients, who are on a “journey” toward a safer, more peaceful life, the labyrinth can be a powerful metaphor and allow them to think about this process in new ways. The public is welcome to join us for this event.