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Latest Braille Additions


-Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativisim With Logic and Love by Edward Sri (B1592, 3 volumes):  In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, why making a judgment is not judging a person’s soul, and why, in the words of Pope Francis, “relativism wounds people.”

-An Exorcist Tells His Story by Gabriel Amorth (B1593, 3 volumes): In this powerful book, the renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of people in the grip of evil.

- St. Francis of Assis: Passion, Poverty and the Man who Transformed the Catholic Church by Bret Thoman, O.F.S. (B1594, 4 volumes): In this biography of St Francis, the author pieces the inner life of the saint, revealing his deepest passions, his unquenchable love for poverty, and his unshakable grip on the core of the Gospel.

-Icons of Love: Married Saints by Our Sunday Visitor (B1595, 1 volume): A booklet with twelve short biographies of married saints and couples whose marriages were commited and conscious acts of the will, “in accord with God’s will, to desire others’ good at all times.”

-Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust by Ann Chiappetta (B1596, 2 volumes): This book, written by a client of the XSB, takes the reader on a journey of understanding: learning what it’s like to overcome the darker side of disability by walking the path of independence with a canine partner.

- Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity by James Martin, S.J. (B1597, 1 volume): A moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness.

- Saint Rose of Lima: Short Biographies Novenas, Chaplet and Prayers (Online Sources) (B1598, 1 volume): Booklet of short biographies of Saint Rose of Lima.

- The Catholic Church: A Short History by Hans Kung (B1599, 4 volumes): Kung chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history. Along the way, he examines the great schisms between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great reforming popes, and the expansion of a global church infrastructure.

- My Little Book of Prayers by Brown Watson Publishers (B1600, 1 volume): Traditional prayers suitable for children.

- Sidewalks, Sacristies, and Sinners: Stories of Living Faith (B1601, 1 volume): Gospel like stories and parables.

- The Iguana Tree by Michael Stone (B1602, 3 volumes, fiction): Set amid the perils of illegal border crossings, The Iguana Tree is the suspenseful saga of Lilia and Héctor, who separately make their way from Mexico into the United States, seeking work in the Carolinas and a home for their infant daughter.

- Border Child: A Novel by Michael Stone (B1603, 3 volumes, fiction): Young lovers Héctor and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Héctor left Mexico first, to secure work and housing, but when Lilia, desperate to be with Héctor, impetuously crossed the border with their infant daughter, Alejandra, mother and child were separated. Alejandra disappeared. Now, four years later, the family has a chance to reunite, but the trauma of the past may well be permanent.

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Latest Audio Additions


- Brother Francis: Barefoot Saint of Assisi by Augustine Institute Radio Theatre (D1187): Dramatized account of the life of Brother Francis, the fun-loving son of wealth and privilege who gave up everything for the sake of Christ.

-The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey From Hollywood to Holy Vows by Mother Dolores Hart (D1188): Fifty years after a successful Hollywood career as Dolores Hart, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut.

-Solanus Casey: The Official Account of a Virtuous Life by Michael Crosby (D1194): This true story of an American saint, excerpted from the official 1300-page canonization document, is both a moving spiritual biography and an inside look at the canonization process.

-Walking in Newness of Life: The Sacraments of Initiation by Robert Sargent (D1185): Explores the history and development of each of the three sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, and draws upon the biblical foundations of each. This book offers an insightful combination of the theology and spirituality of the Sacraments of Initiation in a most accessible way.

- Father, Forgive Me, For I Am Frustrated: Growing in Faith When You Don’t Find It Easy Being Catholic by Fr. Mitch Pacwa (D1186): Father Pacwa reveals how many Catholics are rediscovering the riches of their faith-despite the spiritual challenges they face. He also offers realistic, practical advice to help you find the sources of support you need to keep growing where you’ve been planted.

-The Gospel of Matthew: A Bible Study Course by Rev. Donald Senior (D1185): Fr. Donald Senior helps you discover anew the evangelist’s profound themes and literary features. Combining world-class scholarship with faithful insights, this course is both erudite and accessible.

- The Gospel of John: A Bible Study Course by Rev. Donald Senior (D1198): Explore the remarkable philosophical and theological understanding John kindled. Inspiring and beautifully written, the Gospel of John will move you to encounter the Word of God anew.

- The Psalms: A Model and Guide to Prayer by Fr. Michael D. Guinan (D1199): Fr. Guinan guides you through the Book of Psalms with erudite scholarship, bringing the Psalms alive for you today. You will journey through these timeless works, which are at once beautiful poems and powerful prayers.

- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: A Prophet for Our Times by Fr. Andrew Apostoli (D1200): Fr. Apostoli speaks about the influence of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

- Life Lessons: Fifty Things I Learned in my First Fifty Years by Patrick Madrid (D1201): Grounded in Scripture and a firm moral foundation, this book shows how the smallest stories that make up your life are clear pointers to the greater story of God’s work in your life. With wisdom and good humor, Madrid reflects upon the treasure trove of riches we can all take from our daily lives.

- The Passion and the Cross by Ronald Rolheiser, OMI (D1202): Beautifully written meditations on the passion and the cross invite you to a new understanding of redemption and offers insight into the meaning of your own loss and suffering. Take a journey into the deeper meaning of pain with guidance from a trusted spiritual advisor.

- A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century by Paul Kengor (D1203): In this fascinating book, Kengor reveals a singular bond which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism.

- The Catholic Church: A Short History by Hans Kung (D1204): Kung chronicles the Roman Catholic Church’s role as a world power throughout history. Along the way, he examines the great schisms between East and West, and Catholic and Protestant as well as the evolving role of the papacy, the stories of the great reforming popes, and the expansion of a global church infrastructure.

- Angels of God, Our Guardians Dear: Today’s Catholics Rediscover Angels by Mary Drhaos (D1205): Captivating stories of angels at work in the lives of the saints. Inspiring accounts of angels intervening in the lives of people today.

- Champions of the Rosary by Donald Calloway (D1206): The author deftly negotiates the complexities of the story of the rosary, weaving the historical, theological, and devotional strands into a veritable masterpiece of scholarship and piety.

- Why the Rosary, Why Now? by Gretchen Crowe (D1207): The author makes a compelling case for why praying the Rosary is more critical in today’s 21st-century world than ever before.

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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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