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Los Alamos Residents Tour Holy Land

on January 4, 2018 - 7:26am

Roger and Lilly Anaya of Los Alamos and parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church are on a trip to the Holy Land with 54 pilgrims from all over the country being led by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio. Courtesy photo

Roger Anaya of Los Alamos makes friends with a donkey shepherd while on his trip to the Holy Land. There are about 20 pilgrims from New Mexico including Roger and his wife Lilly Anaya and John and Connie Russell from Los Alamos. Former IHM Pastor John Carney is leading the New Mexico congregation. The group celebrates Mass every day from a different chapel or church administered by two priests on the pilgrimage. So far, the tour has included stops at Notre Dame D'Alliance, St. Peter in Gallicantu, Garden of Gethsemani, Basilica of the Agony, Shepherds Fields, Bethlehem, Notre Dame Cente, Bethany Basilica (Home of Lazarus, Martha, Mary), Nazareth (Upper Bailica of the Annunciation), Mount of Beatitudes of Magdala and Mount Carmel Church of Stella Maris. 'It has been an amazing experience so far. We have walked and visited many of the places that are written about in the Bible: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane garden, Calvary, Jesus' tomb, Jesus' ascension, Bethany, and visited an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity. We will be visiting Nazareth, river Jordan, among others,' Roger Anaya said. Courtesy photo

Garden of Gethsemani. Courtesy photo

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Connie Russell and Lilly Anaya of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

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