Holy Stairs (Scala Sancta)
Holy Stairs (Scala Sancta)
Consisting of twenty-eight white marble steps, at Rome, near the Lateran; according to tradition the staircase leading once to the prætorium of Pilate at Jerusalem, hence sanctified by the footsteps of Our Lord during his Passion

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