Sunday, July 10, 2011
The labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral was laid out in the nave of the cathedral in the early 13th Century as the church was being built. This chemin du paradis is walked even today as it was centuries ago, slowly and prayerfully, by pilgrims. On this day there were people of all ages, some with bare feet and some in shoes. Many walk the 260 meters on their knees as was the practice in the Middle Ages.
With several hundred people in the cathedral, the labyrinth was silent... a sight one does not soon forget.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres