Caption reads: "GOOD FRIDAY PILGRIMAGE, CINCINNATI. Pilgrims climbing the steps to the Church of the Immaculate Conception. "On Good Friday devout Catholics perform a colorful pilgrimage up several flights of steps from the foot of E. Third St. in self-communion, then 103 steps to the CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Pavillion and Guide Sts., receive blessings from a fragment of the true cross, climb steps to the Holy Cross Monastery and Church, and pass reverently through the dim "grotto" beneath the church and then into the church." - Cincinnati City Treatment. some of the pilgrams kneel and pray on each step.