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The Chapel on the Rock in the Mist

In 1916 Monsignor Joseph Bosetti and two friends observed a falling meteor during the night and in his search for the remnants the next morning he came across a large rock. The beauty of the land inspired the priest and he remembered Jesus’ words to Peter: “Upon this rock, I will build my Church.” (Matt 16:18).


Vowing one day to build a chapel here, Msgr. Bosetti prayed for nearly 20 years to acquire the funds. During that time, he found himself in a constant battle with the Colorado Highway department which had plans to dynamite the enormous piece of granite to both widen and straighten the curve in the road. Thankfully Bosetti got his wish and Colorado gained an icon. The Pope visited here in 1993. And on a personal note my brother was married near here the same day I took this picture!


Info on the chapel from here.


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Taken on September 5, 2003