Art restoration expert Mary Angela Schroth will give a lecture and present a short video and photos on her work with the project to restore the Scala Santa (Holy Stairs) in Rome, Italy, on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conference Center of St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr.
For centuries, the Scala Santa, brought by St. Helen from Jerusalem in 329, has hosted countless pilgrims and visitors to the pontifical sanctuary dedicated to the passion of Christ. It also houses the Sancta Sanctorum, the first private chapel of the popes, completed in 1277.
Schroth brings more than 20 years of restoration experience and is an expert on the Scala Santa.
The talk will be hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Patron of the Arts in the Vatican Museums.
For more information contact Father Michael Rock, O. de M., pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Philadelphia, at 215-473-1669.
St. Aloysius Academy is located at 401 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr.