Xmas 1

Joseph Mary Bethlehem MormonThough Mary is typically depicted riding a donkey to the place where she gave birth to Jesus, the Bible is silent on her mode of transport. She and Joseph were extremely poor (offering the poorest of sacrifices at her purification ceremony; see Luke 2:22-24 and cf. Leviticus 12:10-8), so they may not have owned a donkey. Though pregnant, Mary may have walked the roughly 100 miles separating Nazareth from Bethlehem.