Thursday, April 13, 2017

Conversation with Author Series


Join us as Lorraine Villemaire and Cathy Rigali present their recently released book “Labyrinth Reflections” at the Holyoke Public Library on Monday, May 1st at 6:00pm.

One of the first things Sister Lorraine Villemarie of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield will explain to you is the difference between a maze and a labyrinth. A maze is a puzzle designed to confuse you, while a labyrinth is a design that takes its walker in a circular path with one way in and one way out.

A labyrinth is also a means for self-reflection and meditation and Villemarie has been teaching about the effect for years.Labyrinth Reflections by Lorraine Villemaire and Cathy Rigali is now available. The initial section covers information about the labyrinth, its history, spirituality and purpose. What follows are over forty themes that merge into the fabric of one's life. Among them are seasons of the year, the moon, universe, music, forgiveness, change, peace, compassion, time, doors, meditation, wisdom, healing, in memoriam, journal writing, clouds, and much more. Labyrinth walkers are encouraged to reflect on each theme from their own perspective. Although the book is invaluable to labyrinth facilitators, the themes can also be used for private meditation. A final chapter gives instructions on how to build a 7-circuit labyrinth.

The event is free and open to the public; copy of the book is available at the Library to borrow and read before the event on Monday, May 1st.

And on Friday, April 28, before their presentation at the library, join us and experience the Labyrinth walk at Mont Marie starting at 11 am.

For further questions on this entertaining event, please contact library@holyoke.org or 413-420-8101.

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