COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history burns through the Black Forest east of Colorado Springs, dozens of Catholics are among more than 400 families who’ve lost their homes.
Others have been ordered to evacuate Catholic institutions in the forest, including Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, the church’s rectory, the Benet Hill Monastery and Our Lady of the Angels Friary.
“It was ominous,” said Capuchin Father Jim Moster, guardian of Our Lady of the Angels Friary.
“At night you could see big orange flames, leaping high in the sky in the trees south and west of us. We, frankly, had been keeping an eye on it and had talked about it and...READ MORE