Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Chapel on the Rock

Near Allens Park, CO is this historic church built on a rock. In 1916, Monsignor Joseph Bosetti and two of his friends saw a falling meteor. In searching for the meteor, they found this huge rock and decided to build a church on it (Matt 16:18). It was finally built in 1935 and is one of Colorado's historic landmarks. Pope John visited it during World Youth Days in 1933.

14 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

That's really great. I'd love to go see that some day.

Ruthie said...

You can tour the inside - it's really interesting.

Cherdecor said...

Colorado is such a beautiful state. I want to go back there some day and perhaps tour this church also.

Natalie said...

What a gorgeous structure! That would make some amazing wedding photos!

tonya said...

That is a really nice shot, Ruthie! The composition is wonderful!
Happy WW!

Mimi said...

beautiful old church building..it must have been very interesting to tour it...(I assume you did tour it)

a portland granny said...

I've never heard of this site before. What a wonderful building. Colorado has many interesting places nestled in the hills--this one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Sweetie said...

Hubby and I have always wanted to visit Colorado. The church is beautiful. It is majestic. Thanks for sharing.
Sweetie

Technonana said...

This looks like a castle!!! Is it as beautiful inside?

Sharon said...

That is so pretty! I love the story behind it!

char72 said...

How great. That really is a house built on a rock and it looks like it will stand for a long time. I would love to see it in person.
Charlotte

squawmama said...

Ruthie... I love that picture... Thanks for the information too...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Jeanette said...

Gday Ruthie, Im in love with that beautiful church, If I lived nearby would love to see inside it..
Have a grand weekend

Robin said...

Gorgeous!

How is your grand-daughter doing - I see she has 1 day until her due date now... 14 days here.