SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS

WEST HARTFORD, CT- 5 April 2010-040510BF01– Brandon Nappi, D.Min., the associate retreat director at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford poses for a portrait at The Labyrinth at Holy Family. The labyrinth is an ancient symbol of wholeness and a metaphor for life’s journey. While labyrinths date back more than 4000 years, the medieval labyrinth dates to the Middle Ages when medieval pilgrims, unable to fulfill their desire to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem, went instead to many pilgrimage sites throughout Europe. They often convened at a labyrinth formed of stone in the floor of a Gothic cathedral. Within the safety of the cathedral, they would walk the labyrinth, symbolic of their life’s journey to God. Bob Falcetti Republican-American