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Patron Stories: Antonio

Antonio wearing a winter coat at Mass

Antonio is one our newest and youngest braille clients. An avid braille reader and lover of Mass, Antonio was dismayed when he was not able to follow along with his parish’s missalette. After signing up as a client, Antonio began receiving our monthly Propers of the Sunday Mass in braille and has never looked back. His mother Michelle wrote “I wanted to share a picture of Antonio following along in braille…We are very thankful that he is now included in every aspect of Mass! Antonio even showed it to Fr. Jim from our church and he was so impressed that he can read braille fluently! Thank you again!” We are so happy to be able to provide the materials for Antonio and our other clients. Antonio epitomizes the heart of our mission, as Xavier Society for the Blind was founded in 1900 to provide learning materials for blind children.