Sabine snow

Here at The Sabine Farm we are having a bit of snow.  How is this for a contrast to my window back in Roma?

The chapel last night, ready for the post supper visit to the Blessed Sacrament.

We had snow during the night, and the snow is still falling.

And from the front, the scene is near perfection.  All this and a bright red barn.  My front room is my office, so this is the view out the window as I work.


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  1. Catholic Lady says:

    I would love to see these same images for the other seasons of Spring with tender green shoots on that tree and then summer in full green dress and then the colors of fall.

    Hey that would be enough for Fr. Z’s four seasons Sabine Farm Calendar.

    How peaceful it must be when you are in residence there. I feel peaceful just viewing your pictures and reading about your life there.

  2. Dan Hunter says:

    Merry Christmas Father Zuhlsdorf,
    Magnificent property.Can you please show us what the inside od the chapel looks like.
    Thank you and God bless you

  3. Father: Please blow some towards your home town, eh? Thank you.

  4. Curious fan says:

    Could you explain what the ‘Sabine Farm’ is? Is it your family home back in the US, a parish or what? Just curious.

  5. Dan Hunter says:

    Can you please show us what the sanctuary in your chapel looks like?
    God bless you.

  6. Colleen Rowan says:

    Hi Father Z : ) We are invading this blog from COL! I thought the whole Sabine
    Farm thing Mr. Daly brought up in one of the threads was all imaginary! Who knew!!
    Very pretty! Dinner looked good too on the other blog page. So…the house must
    be a two story at least since the top picture of the chapel is at a different angle
    than from your front room/office shot….You have the beautiful red barn…any critters?


    Colleen : )

  7. Father:

    Chapel, snow, trees, chicks and ducks and geese, very nice.

    You know what we all want to know . . .

    What’s the word???

  8. Dan Hunter says:

    My wife and I want to build a Catholic chapel on our property,we have 23 acres.
    We want to have a priest offer the Classical rite mass everyday there for it is near impossible to find a church that offers it with this frequency.
    We would like to get an idea of what needs to be done when we build the chapel.
    Thank you and God bless you.

  9. Andrew says:

    Fr. do post a pic of the interior. The stained glass looks glorious from the outside.

  10. Here is a shot of the chapel.

  11. Dan: Be very careful to speak to a priest about building a chapel. There are things most people will miss because they don’t have the experience of what is needed.

  12. Geoffrey says:

    Dan: Check the current Code of Canon Law regarding private chapels and oratories. I dream of having one some day, even if it is just a room in my house, so I decided to consult an official source.

  13. Merry Christmas Fr. Z! Beautiful photos of the farm and most of all the
    chapel. I’ve always wanted to see images of Sabine in winter. Grazie.

  14. Dan Hunter says:

    Thank you very much for the picture of the chapel.It is a piece of heavan.
    God bless you.

  15. Stephen says:

    The farm is beautiful! A perfect winter wonderland you have going on there.

  16. Ken says:

    Not that I’m an architect but here is a small chapel design I came up with:


  17. Geoffrey says:

    Very nice design, Ken!

  18. Geoffrey says:

    Is that a Paschal Candle I see in your chapel, Father? I am glad to know private chapels can have them, if that is what it is.

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