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#1 John Mitchell

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:40 PM

Ive noticed that there are alot of wild fires in the western U.S. such as Califronia and New Mexico. Does somebody know if any of the monasteries are in jeopardy such as St. Anthony's or St. Michaels?

#2 Ben Johnson

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:26 AM

I was wondering that also.

#3 Michael Stickles

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:54 AM

I was just looking at some maps. It doesn't look like any monasteries in Arizona or New Mexico are threatened. St. Anthony's isn't anywhere near the fires, St. Paisius in Stafford is closer to a couple but not close enough to be in danger right now, and St. Michael's is on the other side of Los Alamos from the closest fire.

Addendum: The California fires are all contained or nearly so, so no California monasteries should be threatened either.

#4 John Mitchell

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:49 PM

Father John reported that “the fire, at 120,000 acres, is now 10% contained thanks to many prayers and recent rain. While the threat of fire to our mission and to the local community is significantly less, it is not gone completely, and we do ask for continued prayers. However, please pray for St. Michael Monastery, which is some 10 to 20 miles from Los Alamos, on the other side of the Jemez Mountain Range, as the fire is moving across vast distances and it is possible that it may move towards the monastery.

#5 Owen Jones

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

St. Michael Monastery is in a desert gorge. There are a lot of trees nearby, but higher up.

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