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Saint Lucy Mass 2017

We cordially invite all patrons and friends of Xavier Society for the Blind to join us at 10 a.m. on December 13th in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s Cathedral for our annual St. Lucy Mass in celebration of the patron saint of the blind. We will provide both braille and large print Propers of the Mass for anyone who needs them. For the second year in a row, we are blessed to have Father Jamie Dennis of Owensboro, Kentucky celebrates the Mass. Father Jamie is also a braille patron of ours. Check out the Video of Father Jamie explaining what this Mass means to him! If you would like any more information or would like us to place your intentions at the altar, please get in touch with us .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling us at 212-473-7800. Thank you to Catholic New York for publicizing the Mass in their print and online editions. It can be viewed by clicking Catholic New York Article.

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Latest Audio Additions


The Spiritual Wisdom of Meister Eckhart by Father Donald Goergen (D1181): A concise, powerful introduction to Eckhart’s spiritual thought. After learning about his life and historical context, you will reflect upon the most salient themes of his spirituality. In doing so, you will gain access to deep spiritual wisdom that is relevant for all times and especially our own.

Who Are We? Henri Nouwen on Our Christian Identity by Henri Nouwen (D1182): Society teaches us to define ourselves by the things we have: belongings, education, experiences. Our inner worth depends on our surroundings. Spiritual master Henri Nouwen teaches you how to move beyond such traps and achieve a deeper sense of self.

Heaven Starts Now: Becoming a Saint Day By Day by Fr. John Ricardo (D1183):  Fr. John Riccardo helps us dive into the Scriptures so that we can apply them to our daily lives. In his inspiring and incisive way, Fr. Riccardo addresses the obstacles we all face in becoming mature disciples.

Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance by Neal Lozano (D1184): A balanced, practical, thorough, and easy-to-follow guide to deliverance and freedom, from a well-respected pastor whose message is accepted by all denominations of the church.

Strangers in a Strange Land by Charles Chaput (D1185): A fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States.

The Trials of St. Patrick by Augustine Institute Radio Theatre (D1186): The epic story of Ireland’s patron Saint and his spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by Augustine Institute Radio Theatre.

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Latest Braille Additions


Please let us know if you would like any of these braille titles as BRF fiels and we make them available to download from the website on request! It saves on the cost of braille paper and is not as labor intensive. Thank you in advance!

An Ignatian Book of Days by Jim Manney (B1586, 4 volumes):  Daily prayers, meditations and quotations, focused by the Ignatian approach to find God in all things.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Manual by Rev. Thomas Donaghy (B1588, 3 volumes): A handy digest of principal beliefs, popular prayers and major practices with complete references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Three Minutes a Day: Vol 52, 2018 by Toni Rossi (B1589, 4 volumes): Short daily stories/meditations from The Christophers.

Women In the New Testament by Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan (B1590, 5 volumes): Women in the New Testament shows how the stories of women are an integral part of the Gospel and its meaning for us. It also relays how we can respond to the challenge these women represent, whether we are men trying to understand or women trying to find our voices within the tradition of faith found in the New Testament.

**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : For our braille clients interested in fiction, please note that we have Contrition by Maura Weiler (B1476, 5 volumes). It is the story of twin sisters, one a cloistered nun and one a painter, who were separated at birth. They reconnect through art, faith and their father who touched the world through his paintings.

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

October 17, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
October 18, 2017 - Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist
October 19, 2017 - Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
October 28, 2017 - Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
October 31, 2017 - All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween)
November 1, 2017 - Solemnity of All Saints
November 2, 2017 - The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
November 4, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
November 9, 2017 - Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 10, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
November 11, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop
November 13, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
November 17, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
November 21, 2017 - Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 22, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
November 26, 2017 - The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 30, 2017 - Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
December 3, 2017 - First Sunday of Advent
December 7, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
December 8, 2017 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 10, 2017 - Second Sunday of Advent
December 12, 2017 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13, 2017 - Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
December 14, 2017 - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church
December 17, 2017 - Third Sunday of Advent
December 24, 2017 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 25, 2017 - The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
December 26, 2017 - Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr
December 27, 2017 - Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
December 28, 2017 - Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs
December 31, 2017 - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
January 1, 2018 - Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
January 2, 2018 - Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church
January 4, 2018 - Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious
January 5, 2018 - Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop

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Catholic New York Reports on our St Lucy Mass

The Catholic New York newspaper honored us with an article recounting our Saint Lucy Mass at the Lady Chapel of Saint Patricks Cathedral - please click on the link to read the full article. Saint Lucy Mass

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