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Public invited to Stations of the Cross event at noon Friday outside St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will make available a Stations of the Cross display Friday at noon outside the church located at 227 E Cherokee St. in Brookhaven.

The 14 stations tell the story of Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of his last day, beginning with his condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as an individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.

The Stations of the Cross are commonly found in churches as a series of 14 small icons or images. They can also appear in church yards arranged along paths. The stations are most commonly prayed during Lent on Wednesdays and Fridays, and especially on Good Friday, the day of the year upon which the events actually occurred.

The event is open to the public Friday at noon. Each station will have a cross dressed in a red cloth. Church members will provide participants with books to help them follow the story of Jesus as they visit each station. For more information, call Sue Junkin at 601-754-6510.