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St. Timothy Labyrinth

About our labyrinth

Labyrinths have been around for over 4,000 years. The earliest Christian labyrinth was most likely that found in the fourth-century basilica of Reparatus in Orleansville, Algeria. The development of the medieval Christian labyrinth was a breakthrough in design. It contained a path of eleven circles and was cruciform. These labyrinths flourished throughout the 11th and 12th centuries in the French cathedrals of Sens, Chartres, Poitiers, Bayeux, Amiens, and Rheims and in the Italian cathedrals at Lucea and San Mariadi-Trastavera in Rome.

The labyrinth here at St. Timothy Lutheran Church is a seven-circuit labyrinth patterned after one found in the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. The age of the design is not known but the floor of the church was reconstructed with this design in the 16th century after floods damaged the church.

In contemporary use, labyrinths provide an opportunity for personal reflection, spiritual practice, or the reduction of stress in many different public and private settings. Over 6,000 labyrinths, including the one at St. Timothy, are listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator website.

Solvitur Ambulando (It is solved by walking)

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