Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Church of St. Benedict.
The will hold its annual festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The festival was designed to meet the specific needs of the Bolingbrook community and features individual yard sales, craft booths, and direct merchant offerings. More than 40 individual spaces will be filled with something for everyone.
The festival will also feature a concession area featuring breakfast, lunch and snack item, drawings for prizes donated by local businesses and on-site vendors, a bake sale and opportunities for prayer and meditation.
Again this year St. Benedict will offer a labyrinth experience. The labyrinth is a meditation and prayer tool that utilizes an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. Combining the imagery of a circle and a spiral together, labyrinths were a feature of many medieval cathedrals in Europe. People walk the labyrinth slowly, as an aid to contemplative prayer, meditation and reflection. All are welcome to experience the labyrinth free of charge and with suggested applications as well.
Most outdoor portions will be under canopies and tents, and activities such as the labyrinth and bake sale will be located inside the air-conditioned church building. This festival is scheduled to be held rain or shine and admission is free.
The Church of St. Benedict is located at 909 Lily Cache Lane in Bolingbrook, just north of Jane Addams Middle School. For more information about the festival, please contact the coordinators at 630-759-5955 or visit the church’s website at www.stbenedict.ws.