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August 2014 • Volume 32 • Number 7 • www.archdiosf.org

Ser ving The Multicultural People of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe

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Archbishop’s Letter: Closing Remarks .................................... 3 Letter to the Editor: Early Childhood Development ................. 4 Welcome Back to School!......................................................... 6 Social Justice............................................................................ 8 Jubilees .................................................................................. 12 Spanish Market Archbishop’s Award ...................................... 13 Opening Sainthood Cause: Sr. Blandina Segale, SC ............. 14 Pontifical High Mass ............................................................... 16 Confirmations & Communions ................................................ 18 Catholic Scouting Awards ....................................................... 27 Diaconate Class of 2014 ........................................................ 28

Opening the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC 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.

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rchbishop Michael J. Sheehan 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. A delegation representing the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati included Sr. Victoria Forde, SC, official delegate. See p 14

NOTICE: All inquiries regarding the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Sr. Blandina Segala, 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 Sanchez, 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 505.319.3334 or allensanchez@stjosephnm.org (Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor’s Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735)

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan celebrated a Pontifical High Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan ordained one seminarian to King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain present flowers Mass at the Throne in July 2014. See p 16. the transitional diaconate and eleven men to the permanent di- to La Conquistadora during their 2009 visit to the Catheaconate in the Roman Catholic Church in June 2014. See p 28. dral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. The Cathedral will be commemorating the 300th anniversary of Our Lady’s Chapel See p 4.

People of God, August 2014  

The official newspaper for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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