Monday, April 21, 2008

Scala Sancta


The "Scala Sancta" or Holy Stairs are located in the Basilica of St. John Lateran where you may climb the same steps Our Lord climbed on the way to see Pontius Pilate.

It seems to me this would be a fine place to go in spirit when saying prayers of reparation from the heart.
Lord, please accept the prayers of Your children who seek and strive to serve You in this vale of tears. Look with pity upon those who tire of the fight against the wicked one who never tires of attacking us to lure our souls into hell. May our prayers humbly offered to Thine Majesty upon these stairs where upon You so much scorn was heaped. Let our small love give Thee comfort and appease Thine just anger at the manifold sins of the world. Amen+

4 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Wonderful post...

Anita Moore said...

I don't know about anybody else, but it would take ME forever to climb those stairs, having to do it on my knees.

I hope those who don't see the value of performing such acts may be enlightened -- before it's too late.

Adsum said...

I've had the privilege of ascending these stairs. It was a truly moving spiritual experience.

Jay said...

"it would take ME forever to climb those stairs, having to do it on my knees."

It is not that bad, we are to say set of prayers having reach each step, therefore the knees have their rest. All kiss the last step. The prayers are printed in the booklet that can be bought in the shop. Very recommended penance.