Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Saint Malo's Church / The Chapel on the Rock

Each year in my travels, I keep an eye out for that special church that will be our Christmas Card for that year.  This was what we picked for our 2015 card.  

In September we vacationed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  On the way to Estes Park, we drove past this magnificent chapel and did a quick u-turn to go back and take a look.  Here is her story:

During a quest to find the impact site from a falling star in 1916, Monsignor Joseph Bosetti came across a large rock formation just east of Rocky Mountain National Park.  Stirred by the biblical phrase "upon this rock I will build my church " Bosetti soon begin to envision a church perched on the rock he had just discovered.  As with many dreams, Bosetti's lack of funds delayed construction for nearly 20 years.

Eventually, land for the church and retreat center was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Malo, and Denver architect Jacques Benedict transposed Bosetti's dream to paper.  With Mount Meeker as a backdrop, the Chapel on the Rock took shape.  Here in this dramatic Rocky Mountain setting, Bosetti's dream was completed in 1936

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!  

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