Photographer's Note

La Scala Santa (Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupr) est lescalier que Jsus monta en allant au prtoire de Pilate. Cest donc un prcieux souvenir de la Passion. Cet escalier, sanctifi par les pas du Sauveur, existe encore. On le vnre Rome, face la Basilique de Saint-Jean-de-Latran.

Au sicle dernier, lusage se rpandit, en plusieurs endroits du monde catholique, de construire des escaliers reproduisant exactement la Scala Santa de Rome.

Cet exemple a t suivi Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupr, o lon a rig, en 1891, le premier monument de ce genre en Amrique. Dans chacune des contre-marches de lescalier, on a insr un souvenir des diffrents sanctuaires de la Terre sainte. Le Saint Escalier proprement dit est situ lintrieur de ldifice, ltage.

The Scala Santa or Holy Stairs (Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupr)is a replica of the staircase that Jesus climbed to gain access to the Pretorium of Pontius Pilate. It is therefore a precious reminder of Our Lord's Passion. The original staircase, sanctified by our Saviour's footsteps, still exists today. It is venerated in Rome, across from the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

During the last century, it became very popular throughout the Catholic world to construct staircases that were exact replica of the original staircase in Rome.

This practice continued at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupr where, in 1891, the first such staircase of its kind in North America was built. A small object, each commemorating a different Shrine in the Holy Land, is placed in each riser of the staircase. The Holy Stairs themselves are located on the second floor of the Scala Santa building.

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