Our annual St. Lucy Mass in honor of the patron saint of the blind will be celebrated on December 14th at 7:00 p.m. ET by our braille client Father Jamie Dennis. More information can be found here.

Patron Stories: Tiernan

Tiernan pictured wearing a green and grey coat and glasses with his cane outside around Christmastime

Tiernan is ten years old and first learned about Xavier Society for the Blind two years ago when he began his religion classes. The Church he attends had all of his religion materials transcribed by Xavier Society so that he can follow along with all of the other kids. They even sent braille stickers which Tiernan loves earning as rewards at the end of class. Tiernan attends the Maryland School for the Blind and is in 4th grade and has been blind since birth due to a chromosome abnormality. In his spare time Tiernan loves listening to music, watching movies, playing adapted basketball and soccer, camping, skiing, and whatever other adventures his family is up for. He recently made his first Holy Communion! We are so proud to have Tiernan as a client.