St. Malo Church on the Rock

 

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I had passed this church yesterday on the way down to Breckenridge but the sun was in a better spot as I drove by today so I stopped again to get better pictures.  Technically this is the Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel in Allenspark, Colorado, just south of Estes Park.  Pope John Paul II visited the church while in Denver in 1993.  He enjoyed a hike in the nearby woods, and also visited the St. Malo Retreat and Conference Center which was adjacent to the church.

The Conference Center burned in November 2011.  A major rock slide destroyed most of the property around the church in 2013 and it was forced to close.  It is now a construction site as the State of Colorado has taken over the property and is renovating the building.

 

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