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The Way of the Heart – Our Labyrinth

15 June 2016 by

 

 The Way of the Heart – Our Labyrinth

The Way of the Heart – Our Labyrinth

The opportunity to develop the MacKillop College labyrinth came about as part of the construction of the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Cross.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus was very important aspect of Mary MacKillop’s spirituality and this labyrinth allows us to explore the role of Jesus in our own lives in a contemporary kinaesthetic way.

At seven points throughout the labyrinth there are places to pause and reflect. At each point you will find a short piece of scripture, a one line prayer matched to the scripture and a reflective question to ponder as you walk to the next point of reflection.

At the centre of the labyrinth you are confronted with a stark sculpture of Jesus. A Jesus stripped bare, with a crown of thorns. At this point you are asked to question how you respond to suffering in the world.

Finally, at the end of our prayer journey we are challenged to ‘go forth’, ‘keep Jesus at your centre’ and ‘be his action in the world’. The sculpture of at the centre of the labyrinth was the ‘skeleton’ made by our sculptor Chris Sage when forming our ‘Triumphant Jesus’ which hangs above the altar in the chapel.

 

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