Labyrinth Grief Retreat

by | Aug 24, 2023

Journeying Through Grief and the Labyrinth: Walking a Path of Prayer and Meditation for Healing is a retreat offered in our Mausoleum Chapel at Resurrection Cemetery and Gethsemane Cemetery a couple times a year.  Sheryl Rose, Spiritual Director & Labyrinth Facilitator, leads the two-hour retreat, which is offered to anyone who had buried a loved one at one of our cemeteries. The Catholic Cemeteries wanted to offer this opportunity as a way of helping people journey through their grief by walking the labyrinth as a way of healing.   

The labyrinth is a spiritual tool for integrating mind, body, and spirit and as a metaphor for our life’s journey.  It is an ancient meditation and prayer path used all over the world for healing and prayer. During medieval times over twenty European cathedrals had a labyrinth inlaid to the floor and it would be a place of pilgrimage.  One such cathedral in Chartres, France welcomes pilgrims to this day as it has the original inlaid labyrinth intact for walking and prayer.   

Those who have attended are so appreciative of this opportunity to reflect on the life of the one they lost, that we continue to add additional retreats to our events calendar. To learn more please click on the button below.