WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Labyrinths Resources n LABYRINTH GUILD OF NEW ENGLAND www.labyrinthguild.org n ARMENIAN HERITAGE PARK www.armenianheritagepark.org n TELLALIAN ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, LLC www.taap.com n STANTEC www.stantec.com n BOSTON COLLEGE MEMORIAL LABYRINTH www.bc.edu/alumni/association/labyrinth.html n WORLDWIDE LABYRINTH LOCATOR labyrinthlocator.com Labyrinth in the Burtt Chapel at the Wellesley Congregational Church pus of Boston College, a 50-foot-wide stone circle dedicated to 22 BC alumni who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Located behind Burns Library (at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and College Road), its 600 bluestones form a copy of the 13th-century labyrinth found at Chartres Cathedral. BC's version is encircled by the names of the lost members of their community, inscribed around the outer ring. "Labyrinths have long been a symbol of life's journey, and in medieval times they became associated in the Christian religious imagi- nation with the pilgrimage to Jerusalem," says University President William P. Leahy, SJ. "Our labyrinth was built in loving memory, and may it forever be a place of healing, consolation, and peace." Aficionados are quick to point out that the journey to a labyrinth's center isn't the end point of the experience—by following the same path back out, it's hoped that individuals can bring their own insight or peace back into the world. "People might find the same sort of quiet and peace when they walk in the woods, engage in yoga, or within a reli- gious setting," Mace points out, but "a labyrinth is simply another way for individuals to get into that sometimes elusive deep space." 120 WellesleyWeston Magazine | winter 2012/2013

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