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Update on Staircase of Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe

A few days ago a slide presentation on a mysterious, ‘miraculous’ staircase in Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe was posted at: The Mysterious Staircase of Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe

One of the comments suggested that it would be a good idea to check into the facts of the the ‘story’ shown in the slide show.

After deep and exhaustive investigation…well! OK OK! …After doing a Google search, it was quickly confirmed that this story is indeed true.

The official Loretto Chapel website confirms this story. Following are excerpts from the ‘Staircase’ page of the website.

Loretto Chapel Website: The Loretto Chapel

Staircase page: Staircase (excerpts below from this page)

Two mysteries surround the spiral staircase in the Loretto Chapel: the identity of its builder and the physics of its construction….

….On the ninth and final day of prayer, a man appeared at the Chapel with a donkey and a toolbox looking for work. Months later the elegant circular staircase was completed, and the carpenter disappeared without pay or thanks….

Staircase at Loretto Chapel

….The stairway’s carpenter, whoever he was, built a magnificent structure. The design was innovative for the time and some of the design considerations still perplex experts today…..

Please follow the link above for the full article.

There you have it folks, this story is true.

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  1. pep
    September 18, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Pls let me know more on this.
    Thanks You.

  2. September 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm


    I have put a link in my post above which gives you more information.

    You can go to: http://www.lorettochapel.com/staircase.html for the information on Loretto Chapel.

    Thank you for browsing through ~TimePass~.

  3. Ignacio
    February 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm
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