Freedmen’s Town Labyrinth Project Featured in CultureMap

In November, CAM Construction lent a helping hand to transform a demolition site into the new Freedmen’s Town Labyrinth in Houston’s Fourth Ward.

The spiritual maze has been in the works for several months, uniting students (from St. John’s and Rice University), master gardeners, community volunteers and Fourth Ward residents through the entire design and building process.

 

CAM Construction’s Jeff Patrizi finalizing the labyrinth plaque.
CAM Construction’s Jeff Patrizi finalizing the labyrinth plaque.

 

Last week, CultureMap Houston featured the project in an article entitled, “A Walking Maze in the City.”  In it, several community volunteers explain the significance of the 11-circuit labyrinth and the impact it is having on the area: beautifying the community and creating a new sacred site for city residents to enjoy.

Jay Stailey, instructor at UH-D, as well as labyrinth coach and walk facilitator, explains that labyrinth walkers approach their walks differently but to get started, walkers can start with the three R’s:

  • Release stress as you walk the path from the entrance to the center.
  • Receive the wisdom of the labyrinth as you take time in the center to reflect, contemplate, pray, etc.
  • Return to the world on the same path taking what you learned on the walk.

 

The stone marking the center of the labyrinth. Photo by Barbara Kuntz, CultureMap Houston
The stone marking the center of the labyrinth. Photo by Barbara Kuntz, CultureMap Houston

 

The next facilitated walk at Freedmen’s Town Labyrinth is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 8:30pm.

 

CAM Construction is so proud to have been a part of this meaningful project. For more information on our day of service at the labyrinth, visit the blog post!

 

 

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