MYS232: A group of nuns in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the late 1800s needed a special staircase built for their chapel, so they prayed a novena and a mysterious workman came and built it. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what makes the spiral staircase special, who built it, and whether it could have been St. Joseph himself.
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Links for this episode:
- Mary Straw Cook’s book Loretto: The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel (2002 ed.)
- Alice Bullock’s booklet Loretto and the Miraculous Staircase
- Joe Nickell’s book Real Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal
- Willa Cather’s book Death Comes for the Archbishop
- The Staircase (1998 TV movie)
- Sisters of Loretto
- Sisters of Loretto website
- Loretto Chapel
- Jean-Baptiste Lamy
- Penitentes brotherhood
- Unsolved Mysteries episode
- Spruce in the Carson National Forest
- September 10, 1995 New Mexican articles, part 1 (paywall)
- September 10, 1995 New Mexican articles, part 2 (paywall)
- July 9, 2002 New Mexican article (paywall)
- July 14, 2002 New Mexican article, part 1 (paywall)
- July 14, 2002 New Mexican article, part 2 (paywall)
- April 27, 2018 New Mexican article
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