Erinn Diaz: Entrepreneur, Performer, Author, Optimist
The moment we arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I felt right at home in my cowboy boots! We stayed at the beautiful Buffalo Thunder resort, enjoyed a Mexican breakfast larger than a regular week of meals, and wondered around the casino and shops. We also enjoyed a short visit into downtown Santa Fe before our show, where we saw the incredible Loretto Chapel that has a miraculous story!
In my travels, I have visited many beautiful houses of worship, but none quite like the Loretto. The chapel was constructed somewhere in the 19th century. After it was built, the nuns realized they had made a terrible mistake, as there was no staircase built to take them to the choir loft, and no way to build supports for such a staircase that was needed. The nuns began to pray, and after 9 days, a stranger knocked at the door and said that he was a carpenter who could help them build the staircase.
The young man went to work and constructed the staircase, all by himself, and none knew how the staircase could stand by itself as it did not have a central support. Then the carpenter, who did not use a single nail or glue to construct this staircase, disappeared without even waiting for his payment. The nuns believed that this man was St. Joseph himself. The staircase has 33 steps, the age of Jesus Christ.
Since then, the staircase has been called "miraculous", because to this VERY DAY, the identity of the builder is not known, and architects, engineers and scientists say that they cannot understand how this staircase can balance without any central support! Also, no one knows where the wood came from, as it does not exist in the entire region.
Life is good. And…. this is just more proof that magic truly is EVERYWHERE.