City of Santa Fé, in New Mexico,
USA.
A mystery of over 130 years and
attracting around 250 thousand
visitors every year. ...
What makes this chapel different
from all others is that the subject of
the supposed miracle that took place
in it is a St...
A chapel was constructed in 1898.
When it was ready, the nuns found
that there was no staircase built to
take them to the ...
Capenters called in for advice
said there was no way to build a
staircase in the small place.
The nuns spent 9 days prayin...
On the 9th day of the novena, a
stranger knocked at their door and
said that he was a carpenter who
could help them build ...
He constructed the
staircase, all by himself,
which was considered to
be the pride of
carpentery.
None knew how the staircase
could stand by itself as it had two
360 degree turns and did not
have a central support
Then the carpenter, who did not use
a single nail or glue to construct this
staircase, disappeared without even
waiting fo...
There was a rumour in the city of
Santa Fé, that the carpenter was
St. Joseph himself ...
...sent by Jesus Christ to attend
to the nuns’ problem. Since then,
the staircase was known to be
called “miraculous” and ...
There are 3 mysteries in this
case, says the spokesman of the
chapel : the 1st
mystery is that,
until today, the identity ...
The second mystery – all the
architects, engineers and
scientists say that they cannot
understand how this staircase
can b...
And the 3rd
mystery – from where
did the wood come? They have
checked and found out that the type
of wood used to build th...
There is another detail that has
just increased the belief in the
supposed miracle : The staircase
has 33 steps, the age o...
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The mysterious staircase

  1. 1. City of Santa Fé, in New Mexico, USA. A mystery of over 130 years and attracting around 250 thousand visitors every year. Point of attention : Loretto Chapel
  2. 2. What makes this chapel different from all others is that the subject of the supposed miracle that took place in it is a Staircase
  3. 3. A chapel was constructed in 1898. When it was ready, the nuns found that there was no staircase built to take them to the choir loft 22 feet above.
  4. 4. Capenters called in for advice said there was no way to build a staircase in the small place. The nuns spent 9 days praying to St. Joseph, who was a carpenter, for a solution.
  5. 5. On the 9th day of the novena, a stranger knocked at their door and said that he was a carpenter who could help them build the staircase.
  6. 6. He constructed the staircase, all by himself, which was considered to be the pride of carpentery.
  7. 7. None knew how the staircase could stand by itself as it had two 360 degree turns and did not have a central support
  8. 8. Then the carpenter, who did not use a single nail or glue to construct this staircase, disappeared without even waiting for his payment.
  9. 9. There was a rumour in the city of Santa Fé, that the carpenter was St. Joseph himself ...
  10. 10. ...sent by Jesus Christ to attend to the nuns’ problem. Since then, the staircase was known to be called “miraculous” and turned out to be the site for pilgrimage.
  11. 11. There are 3 mysteries in this case, says the spokesman of the chapel : the 1st mystery is that, until today, the identity of this man is not known.
  12. 12. The second mystery – all the architects, engineers and scientists say that they cannot understand how this staircase can balance without any central support.
  13. 13. And the 3rd mystery – from where did the wood come? They have checked and found out that the type of wood used to build the staircase does not exist in the entire region
  14. 14. There is another detail that has just increased the belief in the supposed miracle : The staircase has 33 steps, the age of Jesus Christ. M. Gallo

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