Saint Joseph's Staircase...

In 1873 in Santa Fe New Mexico, construction of a Church called
'Our Lady of Light' began. When it was almost completed, a grievous
error was discovered. They had forgotten to include an access to the
very high loft.

The nuns decided to start a Novena to St. Joseph in hopes of
finding a solution to this oversight.
On the last day of the Novena, a stranger arrived and offered to build a staircase. The nuns accepted his offer.

The only tools he had were a hammer, saw, and t-square.
Several months later, the man completed it and he promptly vanished.

The circular staircase makes two 360 degree turns and has no center
supporting pole. No nails were used and the wood did not come from
the local area.

Engineers cannot account for the seemingly miraculous staircase
which having no center support should collapse. But, stand it does.

Saint Joseph's Staircase...

Saint Joseph was indeed, a very good carpenter.

Written by Bob Stanley, August 15, 1998, the Feast of the Assumption...

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