Sunday, May 04, 2008

A Miraculous Staircase

Here is a fascinating story about a miracle of St. Joseph, that I received in my email some time ago from a friend. It was in Power Point, and since Blogger does not upload PP, I asked my brother-in-law to format it into JPEG so I could share it with you. Enjoy!




























13 comments:

Cygnus said...

That's fascinating!

Micki said...

I've heard of this many years ago.
I believe. What a wonderful tribute to St. Joseph. Just too many unbelievable things to not agree that it is a miracle. I love it!

Shirley said...

I read about this recently on a website about St. Joseph: http://www.cukierski.net/staircase.shtml. It's quite a story.

RJW said...

I had the great opportunity to see the Loretto Chapel some years ago. It is incredibly beautiful. It is also believed that the wood was from trees native to the Holy Land.

Tom in Vegas said...

I have heard of this staircase before. What a beautiful mystery!!

Whoever it was, may he be close to the Lord, and may he see Him face to face for carrying out such a wonderful act of charity.

Mark said...

On my list of stops for this year!

Theocoid said...

Hate to be a spoil sport, but http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/loretto.asp

paramedicgirl said...

Well, Theocoid, I don't know what to make of that Snopes article. Are they anti-Catholic, or are they telling the truth? They come across as infallible most of the time, and indeed they do a good job of investigating stories for inaccuracies, but they must mistakes sometimes. What do others think?

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

It is sad to note that the chapel is no longer Catholic. The sisters sold it several years ago.

paramedicgirl said...

Father, I wasn't aware that the chapel had been sold to non-Catholics. How could the sisters have done that? Wouldn't the bishop have stepped in, considering the history of the staircase?

Ritualist said...

I remember reading it in 'Chicken Soup for the X Soul'some years back.

(the X is because I've forgotten which one it was- I think Family's)

Daniel Weller said...

I was there just a few weeks ago. The chapel is indeed gorgeous. I asked the receptionist at the desk before entering the chapel if it functioned as a church, and she said that it did not. It was technically a museum, she said, and so I did not need to worry about Christ in the tabernacle, or any thing of that nature. However, I think it is owned by catholics, in fact, the archdiocese, I am sure. There was also a gift shop, selling catholic things, such as rosaries, and chaplets, and statues, etc.

Patrick said...

Miraculous or no, that staircase is a really beautiful, interesting and fascinating piece of work. I hope many of those who make churches in this day and age recover from their BAP (bad artistic period) and make things such as these, if they can.