Scott Nevins Memorial

NOTE: The following article is taken from the Local section of the Tucson Citizen, Jan 15, 2007.

FLORENCE – Just before the monk climbed the stairs to ring the 4 p.m. bells, Anastasia Lagos waited below the tower.

Anastasia Lagos, 27, journeyed from Greece to the Florence monastery for her pilgrimage. Anastasia Lagos, 27, journeyed from Greece to the Florence monastery for her pilgrimage.

In the presence of men who have committed their lives to Greek Orthodox monasticism, Lagos tied a babushka under her chin and wore a long skirt. There must not be any distractions.

The 27-year-old was on a pilgrimage.

She had traveled from her homeland, Greece, to reflect and pray at St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery. Its domed chapels and bell towers rise above the saguaro-studded desert in Florence, a town perhaps best known for its prison complex.

Florence, a town perhaps best known for its prison complex. Florence, a town perhaps best known for its prison complex.

The middle of the desert may seem an unlikely place for a…

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