Marian Apostolate

The "Miraculous Staircase" of "Our Lady of Light" Chapel in Sante Fe, New Mexico, which (1) defies the laws of gravity and physics in that it should not be capable of standing, much less of being used continually, a it has been and still is; (2) was constructed by a mysterious bearded man who carried only the most primitive of tools, an who used neither nails, nor glue, nor wood that was indigenous to that geographical space or time period (this species of wood had been extinct at the time it was built; (3) which is comprised of exactly 33 stairs - a mystical number that represents the number of years that Christ lived on earth.  Moreover, Christ is, himself, quit literally our "stairway to heaven," as he clearly states in John 14:6: "I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me." The “Miraculous Staircase” of “Our Lady of Light” Chapel in Sante Fe, New Mexico,  is comprised of exactly 33 stairs – a mystical number that represents the number of years that Christ lived on earth. Moreover, Christ is, himself,  our “stairway to heaven,” as he clearly states in John 14:6: “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

“In 1872 Jean-Baptiste Lamy, the Bishop of the Santa Fe Archdiocese, commissioned the building of a convent chapel to be named Our Lady of Light Chapel, which would be in the care of the Sisters of Loretto. The chapel was designed by French architect Antoine Mouly in the Gothic Revival style, complete with spires, buttresses, and stained glass windows imported from France. Although it was built on a much smaller scale, the chapel bears an obvious resemblance…

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