We Are Blessed! Join us as we pray with nature in springtime and express our gratitude for nature’s gifts. May 31st marks the midpoint between spring and summer and the Feast of the Visitation, which commemorates Mary’s pregnant journey into the hillside to visit her cousin Elizabeth. From this Gospel event originates the great prayers of the Hail Mary and the Magnificat, Mary’s call to justice and thanksgiving (Luke 1:39-56).
Our Mount St. John labyrinth is based on the one found in France’s Chartres Cathedral. Its grassy path is edged with native prairie plants. Reflectively walking its unicursal path assists us in letting go and being open to the inner stirrings of the Spirit. We’ll begin indoors with a short introduction to the meditation prayer of the Labyrinth and then journey outdoors to silently walk the labyrinth together. In the beauty of springtime at dusk we’ll ponder with Mary and Elizabeth our own life’s mysteries. We’ll end by personal reflection and group sharing on how we too are blessed!
Facilitator: Marianist Sister Leanne Jablonski FMI, PhD is MEEC’s Director, an ecologist, pastoral minister and educator. She is a certified spiritual director and popular workshop facilitator and presenter. She holds a PhD in plant ecology/climate change and an MA in Religious Studies. She also serves as Scholar for faith and environment at University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute.
People of all traditions are welcome. Good walking shoes and long pants are recommended. Park in Lot C, and meet in the MEEC Resource Center in St. Joseph Hall. Free-will offerings are accepted. In case of inclement weather, we’ll gather indoors for reflection and labyrinth meditation. Your RSVP will help our planning: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937/429-3582.