Very Reverend and Reverend Clergy of the DOW:
As many of you know already there are some serious fires in the Napa and Sonoma counties. The situation changes by the hour.
I have heard from the nuns in Calistoga and they are fine so far. Though the fires are quite close.
I have spoken with Fr. Lawrence Margitich in Santa Rosa and the church is fine. However, some parishioners have been evacuated and at least one family may have lost their home. He also tells me the nuns of the Kazan Skete are safe, but have been evacuated.
Please pray for those who have suffered loss in these fires.