Hundreds gathered at Tom Hill

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Hundreds of people hiked to the top of Tommy Hill on Friday to observe Good Friday. Cars lined both sides of the road through the town as pilgrims of all ages made their way.

Once people made it to the top, there were musicians and missionaries offering communion to those who wanted it. Many have been making the pilgrimage for many years. “I grew up with my grandmother who’s from Mexico and it’s always been her tradition so we’ve been doing it our whole life,” said Ashley Gorecki. “My grandma is 94, so she’s been our inspiration to walk here and pray for her when she’s getting old and frail and she’s just losing the strength to carry on, so we’re her strength now.”

Leroy Baca said for him, Tomé Hill is a worship of worship. “You come here and pray silently. I talk to many people who are having some problem and they come here and worship. They believe in faith and they pray to God to help them; their sickness and whatever they need. Many people need happiness and they come here and gain a lot.”

Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown
Photo by Scott Brown

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