Sacred Heart Church in Anderson

Sacred Heart Church in Anderson CAThis lovely example of Mission Style Architecture is the Sacred Heart Church in Anderson California, a few miles south of Redding. The Sacred Heart Parish also operates a school of the same name at this site. A Catholic group, it notably posts information in both English and Spanish at their website.

Sacred Heart paintingAccording to Wikipedia, “The Sacred Heart (also known as Sacred Heart of Jesus) is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus’ physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity.”

From the Parish website I learned that there is a a Labyrinth at the site, for prayer. Construction seems to be an ongoing project, funded through donations and built by community volunteers. It’s a spiritual walk that unfolds in three phases.

Purgation: Letting go – the path inward.

Illumination: Clarity, insight, and openness to receive – the journey center.

Union: Integration of what is learned from the prayer experience into action in the world – the path outward.

Labyrinth

The Labyrinth Journey
You have only to enter and follow the path.
Open your heart
as your prayer filled walk embraces life’s journey.
It may be joyous.
It may be somber.
It may be used as a walking meditation,
a prayer of sacred movement
along your spiritual journey with Christ

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