Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid to be subject of TV series

Sister Blandina Segale
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, pamphlets and prayer cards of Sister Blandina Segale sit on a table at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid and later opened New Mexico hospitals and schools will soon be the subject of a television series. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid and later opened New Mexico hospitals and schools will soon be the subject of a TV series.

An Albuquerque production company is scheduled Wednesday to announce a new project about Sister Blandina Segale.

Saint Hood Productions will oversee the production “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” just as the Roman Catholic Church is examining the 19th-Century nun for possible Sainthood.

Segale, a nun with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and an advocate for Hispanics and Native Americans, founded schools in New Mexico and St. Joseph Hospital.

Her encounters with Old West outlaws became the subject of an episode of the CBS series “Death Valley Days,” titled “The Fastest Nun in the West.”

She worked as an educator and social worker in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico.

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