3,800 Miles – Louisiana

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The Cycling for Change team was taken on a tour of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.  Here Linda Fjeldsjo, Baton Rouge Catholic Charities Director of  Community and Social Responsibility, addresses the team as they drive through the 18,000-acre prison.

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Walking through the “Red Hat Cellblock”, a grim reminder of Angola’s brutal history.

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Outside the chapel at Camp D in Angola.

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A pit stop in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

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Gene, a grad student at Southern University and active member of the Catholic Student Center, holds a sample CD he made for the team.  The Human Jukebox is SU’s marching band and Gene was a member all four of his undergrad years.

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The Great American Landscape between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA.

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Fr. Matt explains the message of Cycling for Change and leads a discussion at a “Theology on Tap” in New Orleans.

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The kitchen staff prepares lunch at Cafe Hope, a program of Catholic Charities for training and educating at-risk youth and a fully operating restaurant serving excellent, fresh fare.

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2 thoughts on “3,800 Miles – Louisiana

  1. jr,

    I am more than a little happy. Make that happy and grateful, that you went out to Cafe Hope. Belt and I had a tour with Louis Aroche, the director, the day you rolled into town. It’s a big deal that you showed up. I’m sure it made Aroche’s day. I hope it made an impression on the kids learning their skills, also. As country folk wannabe’s like to say, ‘Good on you!’

    jh

    • I was very happy myself to visit Cafe Hope, and I know the rest of the team was as well. The program is a brilliant strategy and the food was delicious! If it was in my city, I would be a “regular”.

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