The UIS will once again be participating in the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade along with the other societies on Monday April 4th. We will decorate the float at 8:00 am and leave the parking lot at 9:30 am sharp.
We’ll have plenty of room on the 48’ trailer which will be decked out in lots of red, white and green so bring the kids and enjoy a fun time.
We will be passing out candy to the crowd so we are looking for donations of wrapped candies. Please bring them to the meeting or call Joe Mastruserio@ (513) 675-7581.
Sr. Blandina Segale, the 19th century Italian-born nun, whose run-in with Old West outlaw Billy the Kid earned her the nickname, “the fastest nun in the West” started along the path to sainthood when a ceremonial first inquiry was presented in Albuquerque on Tuesday, August 25th. Sr. Blandina returned to Cincinnati to start the Santa Maria Community Services which helped Italian immigrants and is still in existence today. You can read the about Sr. Blandina’s road to sainthood here. 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.