Miraculous Staircase – Santa Fe, New Mexico – by Kaye Spencer #sweetheartsofthewest #LorettoChapel #OldWest

 

Loretto Chapel – Santa Fe, New Mexico – front view (Kaye Spencer’s photo)

Within the well-preserved and quiet walls of Loretto Chapel in Santa Fé, New Mexico, is a staircase steeped in two mysteries that, for many people, have yet to be solved:

1. Who built the staircase?
2. How is its construction possible?

The Miraculous Staircase, as it is called, was built during a six-month period sometime between 1877 and 1881. To understand the story of the staircase, we must understand a little about the chapel’s history; the vision of its founding; the courage and determination of the people dedicated to its success; and the unwavering faith of these pioneering spirits…

To read the entire article (several pictures included), please stop in at the Sweethearts of the West blogspot. Click HERE

Until next time,

Kaye Spencer