The Scala Santa (Holy Stairs) in the Basilica of Santa Sàlome a Veroli

In the Municipality of Veroli, 100 km from Rome, you will find the Basilica Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria Sàlome.

It is well-known for the “Scala Santa” (Holy Stairs) like the stupendous ones in Jerusalem and San Giovanni in Lateran.

It was built in the beginning of the 13th century in the place where the remains of the Saint were found.

You should know that there are three sets of holy stairs in the whole world: Jerusalem, Rome and Veroli, where it was built around 1700.

Climbing the 12 steps on one’s knees, it is possible to obtain the indulgence on concession of Pope Benedict XIV. A relic of the Cross of Cavalry is jealously guarded on the eleventh step.

By concession of Pope Benedict XIV, climbing these Stairs on one’s knees, it is possible to obtain the daily indulgence of one hundred days and, once a month, the same indulgence that Pope Sixtus V granted to Holy Stairs of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Lateran in Rome.

On the eleventh step the Cross of Cavalry is jealously guarded.

 

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