My World Tuesday: St. Anne's Under Light Snow in Waterbury

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Before church on Sunday, I stopped at Home Depot to get a few keys cut. Stepping out of the car, I caught this view of St. Anne's Cathedral in Waterbury, Connecticut. I liked the way the church blended with the tree line on the frontier of the parking lot. Waterbury is full of beautiful surprises like this one.

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I came around the back of the church after that errand and saw the church from the perspective above. The old factory houses continued the line of the cathedral, and I thought that was as it should be. One home should be part of another. This view also brought to mind a Roman creche I saw at the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Connecticut, a few years ago. An alley off a Roman street comprises the elaborte nativity scene. Through the tiny windows I could see babies in the company of their mothers. There was no central Holy Family to be found. The message: that Christ is born in each of our hearts. That suited me just fine. May the love that makes His story be found there for each of us.


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  1. Seeing this does my heart so much good at this particular moment.

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  2. Wow. It's like Fairyland, or a dream castle, but so much more wonderful for being a holy place.

    What a perfect Chritmas card the top photo would make! I'm so glad you had your camera and took the time to take and share these photos--thank you!

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  3. beautiful snowy sabbath photos and thoughts. thanks

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  4. Beautiful shots and a great post Sandy. It is amazing how the cathedral blends in so well with the trees and also with the buildings.

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  5. Beautiful. A majestic building.

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  6. I can see just what you mean and It is all magical dusted w/the snow

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  7. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Great Christmas view.
    Beautiful World.

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  8. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Yes, these are Christmas card shots. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Beautiful pictures and post, just wonderful.

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  10. Fabulous shots. I'm not a big fan of winter but sometimes this time of year is the best for photography. Great work

    Regina In Pictures

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  11. Beautiful post Sandy, love the pics too.

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  12. Such a pretty Church!

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  13. Anonymous5:35 PM

    wow those are some amazing shots. That first one a combination of flat and depth; very nice

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  14. Great cold cathedral pics. I remember working in your area once or twice during the winter months. I have finally thawed out. Pappy

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  15. How snow changes the look of the structures! I love those white blankets over them.

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  16. Beautiful church, beautiful post.

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  17. those first two pics remind of me of churches and cathedrals in Europe... the 3rd one reminds me that we are in fact in Waterbury.

    They simply wonderful shots as always Sandy!

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  18. That is so beautiful! And I think the snow adds to it. :)

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  19. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Sandy, these are wonderful photos. The scenes do have a very European look to them - I love older cities and their buildings

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  20. really enchanting view. i could already feel the christmas spirit just by looking at your perfect postcard-fit pics.

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  21. Anonymous11:04 PM

    What a beautiful church and the snow makes for a very pretty photo. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great week.

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  22. The church is beautiful with a light touch of snow on it. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Very beautiful photo of the church in all white. Wow.

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  24. Sandy, lovely photos and an inspiring message.

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  25. The words that come to mind are, "Peace, peace. Be still"

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  26. Some great shots of the old church! The grey day gives a somber mood to the pictures.

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  27. I have peace in my heart after seeing these.

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  28. Anonymous2:08 AM

    excellent captures . snow makes wonderful contrast

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  29. Anonymous2:37 AM

    It's a nice cool shot. We can feel the Christmas season.

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  30. Thank you for sharing your perspectives. I attend a Baptist church but I'm always drawn to beautiful cathedrals and to Christchurch(UK) Minster, which is near my home. Our church building, although plain, has a cupola which can be seen from some distance away and a beacon which can be lit. You have reminded me that what matters most is within our hearts.

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  31. Ah yes, architectural surprises are like happy accidents...they catch you in the corner of the eye and then haul you in! Lovely shots...congratulations on Post of the Day mention.
    Sandi

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  32. thanks SANDY,
    for this wonderfull snowy view of your world, I love the snow, very refreshing photo..

    www.joannwalravenm.blogspot.com

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  33. They do have a mainland Eupopean feel. Almolt Vienna at New Year. Very picturesque and fine narrative too.

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  34. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Beautiful pics-beautiful thoughts inspired by them!

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  35. Absolutely priceless photos, Sandy...Peace - D

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  36. Really good pictures and I really like your perspective on one home being part of another.

    Congratulations on making David's list.

    Peace! Hope! & Joy!

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  37. Beautiful pictures.
    What you said about Christ is so true. I see His life in terms of the Hero archetype, so exact to most other religious icons when you take away the culture. Underneath the particular expression is a universality amongst all of us that should be pointed out more often.

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  38. at first glance of your photos you'd think you were in europe...beautiful church.
    thank you for sharing such a lovely series of photos with us.

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  39. the church is elegant from any angle. you've captured it well sandy.

    i like seeing the snow forms on top of its dome.

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  40. What an amazing picture. It's so comforting to look at. You sure have some amazing places in Connecticut. Wish I could visit this beautiful state. Hopefully some day. My brother in-law recently moved to Maryland. Maybe on a trip to visit him. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Lovely photos, beautiful post. Thank you.

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  42. Anonymous12:19 PM

    That's just gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous. If I saw this on Flickr or anywhere really, I'd think it was a church in Europe.

    Ok together, "Claudia MUST leave the Western US at some point" ;)

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  43. Stunning! It looks like old Europe. I have never lived anywhere that views like this could be seen.

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  44. Sandy, these photos are beautiful. What a wonderful feeling they bring!

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  45. Wow you have some beautiful Church pictures, Sandy!
    It's like scenes from the 19th century!

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  46. I came from David's... Absolutely beautiful shots.

    Congrats on your POTD!

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  47. Beautiful photos of the churches in the snow.

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  48. I love it when you find something beautiful when you're lest expecting it, out on an errand. Of course it's always good to have the camera with you at all times :)

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  49. What wonderful images of St. Anne's Cathedral in the snow! I enjoyed them very much! :)

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  50. it does look gorgeous! the way you capture it in between of those pine trees is spectacular..

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  51. Anonymous5:52 AM

    that looks spectacular...

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  52. Anonymous5:53 AM

    it does pay to have a camera always.. beautiful shots!

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  53. Wow great shots! Glad you had your camera. Chances like sightings like that are why my husband almost always carries a camera.

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  54. Anonymous9:34 PM

    You've been linked. :-)

    http://www.waterburyctguide.net/waterbury-ct-pictures/st-annes-church/

    Beautiful photos!

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  55. Anonymous9:35 PM

    Incidentally, I'd love to include them on my site as well. Would this be possible?

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  56. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Thank you for your response in my LiveJournal! I've included your photos- each of yours has credit underneath to you, and there are 7 links to your blog on the page, from the pictures, one underneath each picture, and one at the bottom of the page.

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pictures! I'm so happy to have them on my site, and I know everyone will love them!

    ~Jacques Bouchard

    http://www.waterburyctguide.net/waterbury-ct-pictures/st-annes-church/

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