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Pray the steps

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 several participants in the NCEA (National Catholic Educators Association) prayed the steps in Mt. Adams, up to Holy Cross Immaculata Church. Check out their journey:

As one walks away from a prayerful morning, Holy Cross Immaculata Church in the distance. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
Today’s primer on Praying the Steps in Mt. Adams at Holy Cross Immaculata Church. What to expect: People began praying on the hillside while the church was being built and, after 1859, gathering to pray on its original steps. Eventually, the custom developed into a Good Friday observance, and for

Pilgrims from many places ascend to the summit at Holy Cross Immaculata. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
This month’s Bucket List takes you to three places during Holy Week, for Palm Sunday, Holy Week Tuesday, and Good Friday, all of them traditions for more than a century: Pray the steps at Mount Adams – 175+ years Palm Sunday dinner at Sacred Heart Church – 100+ years Cathedral

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Sometime in the 1870s, the traditional of “Praying the Steps” at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church began. It’s history is well known. In 1859 Archbishop John J. Purcell had the steps constructed to ease pilgrims ways as they came to pray for the completion of the