FSC’s annual Justice and Peace Stations set for Good Friday through downtown La Crosse
LA CROSSE – The Franciscan Spirituality Center will sponsor its 13th annual Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross through downtown La Crosse on Good Friday, April 15.
The walk, open to the public with no registration required, will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the St. Rose Convent sign at Market and Ninth streets.
This rendition of the Way of the Cross will be a 2-mile silent prayer walk from the heart of the city to the Mississippi River, stopping at 10 stations along the route to sing, pray and reflect on injustices and suffering in the community and the world.
The walk, which recalls the journey of Jesus as he carried his cross to Calvary, will take about two hours. People of all ages and faith backgrounds are welcome.
Several community members will serve as prayer leaders, including Sister Eileen McKenzie, president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration; the Rev. Joanne Richmond, senior pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse; FSPA Sister Joan Weisenbeck, former FSC spiritual director and FSPA president; Ann Wales, chaplain of the La Crosse County Jail; the Rev. Kent Johnson, associate pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent, and Cheryl Hancock, executive director the the Coulee Council on Addictions in La Crosse.
Participants will have to walk back to the stations’ starting point or arrange for a ride back from Riverside Park. The event will take place rain or shine.
For more information, call (608) 791-5295 or visit the FSC website.
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