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Known as the barefoot missionaries, the Passionists vowed to live a life of prayer, poverty, penance and solitude. The first bishop of Pittsburgh invited the Italian order over in 1852. Designed by the architect Charles Bartberger, who also designed St. … Continue reading
From the top of Monastery St., make a right and descend one block along left side of Monastery Ave.
Cross street and make left to ascend 15 steps on the right side. These steps and sidewalk were rebuilt a few years ago as part of a project to replace a larger set of steps that ran the length of … Continue reading
Make left and ascend the 78 steps that lead to St. Joseph’s Way and St. Thomas St.
Continue up St. Thomas to Monastery St. Stay right to climb 5 steps. Look right at downtown and the rivers.
At corner of Brossville & Pius Streets is the former St. Michael Church. When ready, cross to St. Michael Steps on the opposite side and climb these 150 steps.
At the top of St. Michael Steps is Hackstown St. Cross to St. Thomas St. Steps, which are to the right.
Each November, Pittsburgh hosts a 50-mile bike race that goes up 13 of its steepest hills. Welsh Way is one of the Dirty Dozen. Another is Eleanor St. on the Black Route.
Welsh Way bends to the right and meets S. 12 St. at Brosville St. Be careful as you cross to opposite side and turn right to climb 44 steps on left side of street.