2017 Listener Survey
If you are a MindsEye listener, or eligible to be a MindsEye listener, please take our 2017 Listener Survey.
Your responses will be compiled with other listeners to make MindsEye even better next year!
By Mayoral Proclamation!
By Mayoral Proclamation: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 is Audio Description Day in Saint Louis
giveSTLday 2017 Thank You
Dear MindsEye Supporter,
During the busy, gift-giving day that is giveSTLday, so many people stepped up to support MindsEye. Thank you for that support! and for opening your heart to those who are blind and visually impaired in the Greater Saint Louis Area.
During this celebration of the non-profit world - for 24 hours - Midnight to Midnight, we raised over $2700 for our community.
With you by their side, supporting MindsEye with your thoughtful and generous gift, listeners can relax and enjoy listening to their morning newspaper and favorite magazines. And families are able to rest a little easier knowing that their loved one is feeling more secure and happier than they’ve felt in a long time.
At a time when many are asking for support, you’ve chosen to help people who would very likely never ask you or anyone else for help. On their behalf, thank you for supporting MindsEye to enhance the lives of persons who are blind or visually-impaired.
President and CEO
With Deepest Sorrow
It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder Fr. Boniface WITTENBRINK, OMI (Fr. Boni) on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017.
A visitation and Mass was held on Tuesday, June 20th at Our Lady of Snows Church in Belleville, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial was led by Fr. Louis Studer, OMI and with Fr. Allen Maes, OMI preaching. Stories were shared. Words of love and celebration were spoken by all. Fr. Boni effervesced. He lived his life with liveliness and exhilaration; he made the world a better place.
Fr. Boni was laid to rest at St. Henry’s Oblate Cemetery in Belleville, IL.
He was born on June 30, 1914, in Evansville, IL, to Max and Catherine, nee Paulter, Wittenbrink. He served 76 years as a priest and 81 years as a vowed member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Wilma Kumke, Florentine Froelich, Eleanor Jackson, Sr. Dorine Wittenbrink, FSM, and Agatha Harst; and his brothers Cletus, Raymond, and H.J. Wittenbrink. He is survived by nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MindsEye or to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
It’s finally spring, and you know what that means: it’s baseball time! And there is no place in America where baseball is more a part of the lifeblood of the city and people than in St. Louis. But for those in our community who are visually impaired, playing baseball, a sport that America considers part of its heritage, is only fantasy. Until Beepball!
Described by blind athletes as “a dream come true,” Beepball adds a spin on baseball that allows those who are legally blind to compete. There are six innings per game and three outs per inning. Each player is blindfolded – except the pitcher and catcher. It's all about rhythm, timing, and trusting your senses; you must play this game by ear. Players are guided by sound, not sight-- the sound of the beeping ball, buzzing bases, and cues from the pitcher.