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The Franciscan Spirituality Center will lead the public in a meditative walk to 10 different local stations for prayer, singing and drumming to raise awareness of the injustices of the world.

The fourth annual two-mile procession through downtown La Crosse begins at 10 a.m. on Good Friday, March 29, at the corner of Market Street and Franciscan Way. Families and groups are encouraged to join this free contemplative and community prayer experience.

“We are hopeful that this observance will strengthen people’s resolve to act against injustice in the community,” said Jeff Dols, director of the FSC. “Each year we are moved by how profound this spiritual experience connects Christ’s suffering with the suffering of those in our midst.”

Modeled in the tradition of the Stations of the Cross, an observance practiced by Christians commemorating Christ’s crucifixion, the walk will include stops at the Washburn Neighborhood Garden, Cameron Park and Mississippi River to focus on the human impact on the environment. Other stations will involve prayers on hunger, immigration, incarceration, greed, violence and war. The procession concludes at Riverside Park.

The center is founded and sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Visit the center online at

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