The Franciscan Spirituality Center invites the public to join in its ninth annual Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross event on Good Friday, March 30.

This form of the Way of the Cross is a two-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 our community and the world. Prayer leaders at each station will include people who work at or are otherwise affiliated with those stops.

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 invited to participate.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. in front of the St. Rose Convent sign at the corner of Market Street and Franciscan Way (near Ninth Street). This first station recognizes a community dedicated to peace and welcoming of immigrants.

Other stations include:

St. Clare Health Mission/Coulee Council on Addictions, 916 Ferry St., affordable, accessible health care and treatment programs for all people.

Lincoln Middle School, 510 S. Ninth St., racial harmony and an end to gun violence.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 612 Division St., a reconciling in Christ congregation offering free weekly community meals.

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Cameron Park, King Street and Fifth Avenue, human trafficking and respect for life.

Franciscan Hospitality House, 114 N. Sixth St., hospitality to the homeless.

Salvation Army, 223 N. Eighth St., shelter and services to end homelessness.

La Crosse County Jail, 333 Vine St., restorative justice, mental health and addiction care for offenders.

Riverside Park, near cannon on north side, full employment and supportive care for our returning veterans.

Riverside Park, near roundabout at south end, water protection and care of the earth, our common home.

Participants are asked to dress according to the weather. There is no cost to participate, and no registration necessary. Participants will have to walk back to the stations’ starting point or arrange for a ride back from Riverside Park.

For more information, call 608-791-5295 or go to visit www.fscenter.org.

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