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Sr Blandina Segale

Sr Blandina Segale

Cicagna, Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria, Italy
Death 23 Feb 1941 (aged 90)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Location A 1 06E
Memorial ID 62719319 · View Source
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Excerpt from the newspaper "Washington Post", dated 08/26/2015:

The woman who would become Sister Blandina was born Rosa Maria Segale in 1850, in the small hillside village of Cicagna just north of Genoa. At age four, she and her family fled their revolution-ravaged home for Cincinnati, where a small Genoese community had already taken root. There, Rosa attended a secondary school run by the Sisters of Charity, and as a teenager she declared to her father that she would become one of them.
To her 1960s biographers, she was “the fastest nun in the West.” To Italians, she is “the nun with spurs.”
The case for canonizing the 19th century Italian-born nun, whose run-in with Old West outlaw Billy the Kid is the stuff of legend, was presented at a ceremonial “first inquiry” in Albuquerque on Tuesday. If approved, her name will be sent to the Vatican, where it’ll head down the long (and somewhat secretive) path toward sainthood.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sr Blandina Segale (23 May 1850–23 Feb 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62719319, citing Sisters of Charity Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Sam (contributor 46539242) .