This memoir relates the adventurous and insightful story of Sister Blandina Segale, a Sister Charity of Cincinnati who spent over two decades on the Western frontier. Her remarkable writings demonstrate the deep faith and undaunted spirit that propelled her to offer untiring service as she ministered in Trinidad, Colorado, and in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sister Blandina describes her experiences with Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglo newcomers as she taught school, built hospitals, visited jails, and reached out to every segment of society, even as she railed against the against the violence and injustices of the period. Reprinted in 2014 to include a new cover, chapter introductions, extensive footnotes, and introductory material to commemorate the approval of the cause for Sister’s canonization. This edition was compiled and published directly by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454