The Loretto Chapel

This image captures the mystery surrounding a special chapel near the Santa Fe Plaza. Legend states that seeking guidance and help, the Sisters of Loretto prayed a nine day novena to St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Carpenters. A novena is a special prayer said for nine consecutive days. On the final day of the novena, a carpenter appeared with only a hammer and carpenter’s square. He built what is now known as the Miraculous Staircase with simple tools and wooden pegs. The rare wood is not native to the American Southwest. When the Staircase was complete, it is said that the carpenter disappeared without receiving thanks or payment. Visit their WEBSITE to learn more.

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Dec 08, 2018


Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Dirk Gray