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Sisters driving Model T Ford.

Historical Photo Gallery


Sister Blandina Segale, SC


S. Justina Segale and family members c. 1866


In 1872, S. Blandina traveled over the Santa Fe Trail to Trinidad in the Colorado Territory and taught at the public school. She returned to Trinidad (1889-'92) to teach at Holy Trinity School.

In 1881, S. Blandina went to Albuquerque in the New Mexico Territory where she taught, founded a Wayfarer's House, and did outreach work with the Native Americans and the poor of the areas. Click here for a larger photo.


1897-1933: S. Blandina was involved in issues such as human trafficking, juvenile delinquency, care for unwed mothers, and establishing outreach centers in Italian neighborhoods. This photo was taken at Santa Maria Institute.


Sister Blandina Segale, SC in the 1930s.


Sister Blandina Segale, SC


Sister Blandina Segale, SC


In 1877, S. Blandina went with her sister, S. Justina Segale, "to see if they could do anything for the poor Italian [immigrants]" in the city of Cincinnati. Together they founded Santa Maria Institute, one of the first Catholic settlement houses in the United States.


Francesco Segale, father of Sisters Blandina and Justina

 


Santa Maria Institute, October 1917
Classes in war-time cookery for both women and girls are held throughout the city. At Santa Maria Institute, Sister Blandina gives instruction in the preparation of ravioli.