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Prayer for the Canonization of Sister Blandina Segale, SC, Servant of God

 

Let Us Pray

 

O God, whose sweet name “Gesu” (Jesus)

was the first word to roll off the innocent lips of

your servant, Maria Rosa Segale,

hear our prayer.

 

The word Jesus rolled off her lips

for ninety one years as she built schools,

hospitals, and social institutions,

welcoming all and introducing them

to your love and hope.

 

She cared for the immigrant, the innocent

children, and the guilty outlaw;

always recognizing the dignity

of the human being.

 

We beg you that Sr. Blandina Segale now be

counted among the Saints

of Holy Mother Church and that our hearts be

open to always praise your name as your servant

Maria Rosa Segale did unto her last breath.

 

May we do as she on her deathbed;

whisper “Gesu,” smile, and die in you.

 

 

Novena to Sr. Blandina, SC, Servant of God

 

Blandina, the servant of God, protector of children, especially immigrant children, caring for their health and education; I come to seek your intercession in my present need:

 

(State your intention.)

 

I admire your spirit of sacrifice, recognizing the need and ready to serve. Your healing hand and educating voice moving hearts to forgive, now brings me joy to know your love for Jesus. Teach my heart to trust God as you did and ready my lips to say “Gesu” (Jesus) as to welcome God’s spirit into my heart.

 

Novena - Day 1

 

Blandina, hear my cry like an immigrant of this earth waiting to receive my true home of Heaven. Take my intention to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

 

Novena - Day 2

Blandina, swift to heal the broken worker who labored for so little pay, take my intention to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father…

 

Novena - Day 3

Blandina, adobe maker, building shelter one brick at a time; build in my heart a place for God’s love. Take my intention to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father…

 

Novena - Day 4

Blandina, seeker of justice and recognizer of human dignity even in the guilty, lead me to justice, be my defender in front of the Judge. Take my intention to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

Novena - Day 5

Blandina, health care worker, bandage my wounded heart with love, removing all hate. Take my intention to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

Novena - Day 6

Blandina, advocating for the poor before governments, negotiate my release from sin and win me divine love. Take my intention to the throne of Heaven.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

Novena - Day  7

Blandina, social worker, summon the helpers and refer me to helping angels. Take my intentions to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

Novena - Day 8

Blandina, teacher of little ones, show me my littleness and once again teach me right from wrong. Take my intention to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

Novena -  Day 9

Blandina, counselor of souls, prepare me for death. Remove all evil thoughts, remove resentment, and bring me to forgiveness. As you talked dying people into forgiveness of those who brought great harm, so when on my death bed whisper in my ear “Gesu” (Jesus) so I too may say the sacred name that will bless my lips so to be prepared to kiss my Lord. Take my intentions to the throne of God.

 

(State your intention.)

 

Our Father….

 

DECREE

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

Postulator

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