The Word Among Us

June 2017 Issue

Everyone’s Sister

Blandina Segale put love into action on the Western frontier.

Everyone’s Sister: Blandina Segale put love into action on the Western frontier.

“Whose sister are you?” the man asked.

Sister Blandina Segale was glad for the opportunity to clarify herself. She was feeling intimidated by the cowboy seated next to her on the stagecoach. But her fears dissipated when she realized he had never met a nun before.

“I’m everyone’s sister,” she replied, “a person who gives her life to do good to other people.” It was 1872, and the two...

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