The Holy Stairs in Rome

I have provided you a link (see below) of a video clip on the Scala Santa, the Holy Stairs, in Rome. They are located near St. John Lateran. Perhaps some of you have been there and maybe even scaled those stairs on your knees as so many hundreds do each year, recalling the passion of Jesus.

These steps are according to tradition, the stairs climbed by Jesus himself as he carried his Cross. They are now covered with wood to prevent damage to the stone below. On the very top, there is a beautiful chapel, about which the video speaks.

I climbed those steps back in the 70s while a student in Rome, and I later did the same in 2007 when my wife and I went to Rome. It truly is a spiritual experience.

Click on the link below, and enjoy!

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