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Opening the Sainthood Cause of

Sister Blandina Segale, SC   -   Servant of God



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             All inquiries regarding the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of

Sr. Blandina Segale, SC (aka Maria Rosa Segale)

should be sent to the

Postulator of the Cause, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez,

Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces

c/o the Petitioner of the Cause, Mr. Allen Sánchez,

1516 5th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

 505.319.3334 or allensanchez@stjosephnm.org


This is the first time in New Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church’s 400 year history a decree opening the cause of beatification and canonization has been declared. Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, archbishop of Santa Fe, held a joint press conference with CHI St. Joseph’s Children on June 25, 2014 to announce the Vatican’s immediate permission to open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC. The gathering was held at the CHI St. Joseph’s Children facility located at 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque.

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Sister Blandina Segale, SC

Whereas: The People of God of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and beyond have expressed their affection and devotion of Maria Rosa Segale, also known as Sister Blandina Segale, 73 years after her death. The People of God have requested of the Archbishop of Santa Fe, to open the Cause of Beautification and Canonization of Sister Blandina Segale. The Pontifical Congregation for the Cause of Saints has granted the Archbishop of Santa Fe permission to open the Cause of Beautification and Canonization. Therefore: I, Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe declare open a canonical inquiry of the holiness and heroic virtues of the Servant of God, Sister Blandina. A Cause for Beautification and Canonization is now open. Summon: I summon all persons with knowledge and or evidence of this Servant of God to make known their knowledge and evidence. Appoint: I hereby appoint Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop of Las Cruces Emeritus, as Postulator of the Cause. I accept CHI St. Joseph’s Children as Petitioner of the Cause. Let it be known that Sr. Blandina shall now bear the title “The Servant of God.”

Contact Info


Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez

Bishop Emeritus

Diocese of Las Cruces

c/o Petitioner

Allen Sánchez



Sister Blandina  Segale Photo

Courtesy of Palace of the

Governors - Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA) Negative #67735