Twenty six pilgrims arrived Thursday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
They are traveling from Albuquerque to Chimayo on a pilgrimage for vocations of all kinds: they are praying and walking for an increased number of priests, nuns, and religious men and women.
Their journey, which began Monday, will end Sunday in Chimayo, 100 miles from start to finish. Five different groups of pilgrims started from different locations this week and will converge as they walk towards Chimayo.
This group is one of two female groups traveling for vocations. The youngest walker in the group passing through Los Alamos is 13 and the oldest 75. They stayed overnight at Immaculate Heart of Mary to rest and relaxe before heading off bright and early this morning, with three days and 30 more miles to go.