Holyoke Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 5/1/2017
Time: 6:00 PM -
Title: Local Authors Cathy Rigali and Sister Lorry Villemarie
Contact: Maria Pagan, 413-420-8101
Location: Community Room

 Holyoke Public Library to present
Conversation with Author Series:
Cathy Rigali and Sister Lorry Villemarie,
Labyrinth Reflections"
Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

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.

Conversation with Local Author series are relaxed conversations between our members and an outstanding member of our author community.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.

After our discussion,Cathy Rigali and Sister Lorry Villemarie will sign books. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own.

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