The October 19th meeting of the New Mexico Interfaith Dialogue will feature Allen Sánchez discussing the Catholic Church’s process for naming a person a saint. The meeting will take place at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
The next American saint may be Sister Blandina Segale, who cared for orphans and outlaws in New Mexico in the 1870s and 1880s. Read this article about her in Smithsonian Magazine.
Since 2003, Allen has served as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has worked to advance important legislation to help New Mexicans. Highlights of his work with the Catholic Bishops include working to establish a minimum wage for all New Mexicans, banning cock-fighting in New Mexico, regulation of payday lending, reform of the scholarship lottery, funding pre-K, funding the housing trust fund, repeal of the death penalty, and repeal of the food tax.
Allen Sánchez has served as President and CEO of St. Joseph Community Health, which is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives, since 2008.