Photo story: A Missionary’s Christmas in Peru

Fr. Nick Harding, OMI ministers to the people living in remote parts of Peru. He sent these photos from his Christmas visitations in the Peruvian highlands last week. (Photos by Fr. Harding)

A family I visited on the way to Christmas Eve Mass high in the Sierra San Juan.

An elderly couple living isolated about one-and-a half hours from the main road…I left them some goodies for Christmas Eve.

Rite of Bethlehem in San Juan de Yanac on Christmas Eve

Nativity set at the Church of San Juan…they decorate using fruit on strings.

A family in an old, beat-up van I encountered December 25th while descending from the mountains, we gave some panetone and some gifts for the kids.