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WEBINAR: The Inspiration of Chartres with the Rev. Jill K. H. Geoffrion in conversation with Lauren Artress

  • 22 Apr 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online


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Join Veriditas founder Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress in conversation with Rev. Jill K. H. Geoffrion, PhD, DD, on Monday, April 22nd, 2024, from 4pm - 5pm PDT* when they discuss how the Chartres Cathedral has inspired and shaped their life work. Since her first visit in 1991, Lauren has led workshops, trainings, and pilgrimages centered on her love for the Chartres Labyrinth. Her experience of the labyrinth inspired her to develop canvas labyrinths, install replicas at Grace Cathedral, and found Veriditas to ‘pepper the planet’ with labyrinths and promote facilitator training.

Chartres Cathedral grounds Jill through beauty, community, theology expressed through art, and the prayers left by centuries of pilgrims. Jill spends at least three months in Chartres each year, daily praying, studying, and photographing in the cathedral. Her most recent work, Visions of Mary, Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral, combines stunning images and historical insights.

In this one-hour webinar, Lauren and Jill will share how beauty, mystery, depth, and wonder are infused in the stained-glass windows, sculpture, architecture, and labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral.

*For those unable to join the webinar live, it will be recorded, edited, and shared with all registered participants to watch or review at their own time and pace approximately one week following the event.

Note: VIA members be sure to join us for the additional question/answer session that follows the program. Look for the meeting link in your inbox on the day of the webinar.

This webinar is a preview of the Veriditas Pilgrimage on the Treasures of the Labyrinth and Chartres Cathedral  June 10-14, 2024, with Jill Geoffrion and hosted by Lauren Artress.

The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is the grandmother of the modern-day Labyrinth movement and is the founder of Veriditas. In May of 2006, Lauren’s rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral, and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title.

She is the author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool, The Sand Labyrinth Kit, and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform. Her latest book, The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers was released in the fall of 2021.

The Rev. Jill K. H. Geoffrion, Ph.D. D.D. The beauty of the Chartres Cathedral inspires Jill to use her gifts and training in service of all those seeking to experience deep and transformative Divine Love through this medieval building, its labyrinth, and its imagery. Whether on-site or on-line, Rev. Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion, PhD, DD combines stunning images and historical research to create contemplative prayer experiences. Jill has authored several books and many articles on Chartres, including Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral, Praying the Chartres Labyrinth and Praying the Labyrinth.

See to learn more about Jill’s ministries on four continents where she often serves in places of acute suffering. Follow links to her art-based prayer blogs and sites on labyrinth prayer and the Chartres Cathedral. Her professional photography graces each page.

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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.

We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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