As a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, we understand how important spiritual wholeness and faith are to overall health and wellness.

We offer a number of spirituality enrichment programs throughout the year, such as individual activities for both women and men, women’s spirituality workshops, and guided labyrinth walks for all ages. We also offer special events, such as speakers, plays and music concerts, as well as the ministries listed here.

Please visit our calendar for the most up-to-date class schedules.   

Walking the Labyrinth

The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is a tool for prayer and meditation, consisting of a winding path that leads to a central space and then out again by the same path. It is not a maze meant to confuse but a sacred walk meant to open hearts and minds.

Labyrinths have existed for over 4,000 years and are used by nearly every major religion. They’ve been an integral part of many cultures, such as Native American, Greek, Celtic and Mayan. By walking a labyrinth, we rediscover a long-forgotten mystical tradition.

The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is patterned after the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth in France, which was created around 1220.

The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is free to experience and open year-round from dawn to dusk to all persons of faith. There are guides to walking the labyrinth located in the black box near its entrance.

Guided walks are offered April through October. For specific dates, times and themes, please view our calendar of events.

Customized Guided Walks

Groups can request a facilitator for walks created to meet your customized theme. Please call two weeks in advance. A $20 donation is appreciated.

"Christian Women Celebrate" Spirituality Series

Come for prayer, praise, insight, small group faith sharing (if you choose), and true fellowship with each other through the Spirit of the Savior! Invite a friend or two, especially if they need to feel the unconditional love of Jesus! 

Each presentation is realistic, with moments of exceptional humor. Sessions begin with music and scripture. After a DVD presentation, participants share their thoughts with women at their table. Sessions conclude with a challenge to live that month’s theme and a song of praise.

Gatherings are at either 10-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. one day a month. No RSVP necessary. There is an optional $5 donation to help defray costs for the presenter, Carol Craven. If there are extra funds, they are donated to Ursuline Ministries.