Thanks to Lt.Danilo Collino IZ1KHY who was recently involved in the 37th Italian Antarctic Season (October 2021 trough February 2022), we have got some recent pictures of the “Chapel of the Snow”, the church been visited by Danilo on his brief stay at McMurdo Station (WAP USA-22).
Situated at the end of town, McMurdo Station’s small, blue and white “Chapel of the Snows” stands out against the comparatively drab shipping container-like structures surrounding it. Visitors who step inside the wooden building enter a cozy sanctuary, complete with shelves full of hymnals, musical instruments at the back of the room, and a stained glass window above the pulpit. Other than the black and white penguin embedded in the stained glass, it looks much like any small church around the world.
Chaplain Arthur “Tom” Paine said: “This multi-denominational chapel is for everybody. Months-long deployments away from home can be difficult for many, and the station’s chapel is there to provide a place for people to find personal support and guidance if they need it.”
Knowing the campaign that Gianni I1HYW together with the friends of WAP is conducting about a small chapel to be built at the Italian Base MZS (WAP-ITA-Ø1) , Danilo IZ1KHY found the time to take some photos, outside and inside of the “Chapel of the Snows”. Today we have the pleasure to share this holy site with the readers of our Antarctic site.
We still hope that some day, also the italians at MZS can find a site for a Chapel … we have been suggesting it for over 20 years!
TNX Lt.Danilo Collino IZ1KHY