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We Have Moved!

We have relocated to new offices as of January 4th. Our new address
248 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001-2505

Our phone number will remain the same - 212.473.7800
We may have some delays in responding as we set up our new space.
Thank you for all your support!

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

A brief listing days of note for the Xavier Society for the Blind

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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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Catholic New York Reports on our St Lucy Mass

Catholic New York’s news article on our St Lucy Mass celebration December 13th, 2016

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