Our Agencies

Xavier Society for the Blind

Services Provided: 
Adaptive Services for Deaf & Blind

The Xavier Society for the Blind, originally called the College of St. Francis Xavier, was founded in 1900 by the Jesuit priest, Rev. Joseph Stadelman, SJ, and a group of lay women as the only Catholic publishing house to make writings on religion and spirituality available to the blind.  One of its first major undertakings was to transcribe the Bible into Braille.  It also became the first to transcribe the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church into Braille. 

Now, as it receives U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approval, it adds Braille translations of Scripture, readings and prayers.  By adding large print, records, audio- cassette and most recently digital formats to its Braille offerings free of charge, Xavier Society for the Blind continues its pioneering mission of providing services so that those without sight may see.

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Agency Information

Ms. Malachy Fallon

(212) 473-7800, (800) 637-9193

248 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

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