|Dimensions||190 x 60 x 30 mm|R80.00 inc.VAT
ANECDOTES & REFLECTIONS FROM FR LARRY KAUFMANN’S PERSPECTIVE AS FR CYRIL’S ‘COMM.-GUIDE’
Fr Cyril Axelrod was born profoundly deaf into an orthodox Jewish family in Johannesburg in 1942. In 1965 at the age of 23 he converted to Catholicism and later made the decision to become a priest. In 1979 he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa which meant that he would gradually go blind as well. He was declared legally blind a few years later, and lost all his sight by
2000. In spite of this Fr Cyril has continued to minister to people all over the world, hearing and sighted as well as deaf and blind, and deaf-blind.
In 1974 Cyril met Larry Kaufmann who was at the Redemptorist seminary in Pretoria and their friendship began. At the time Cyril was discerning his vocation to be a Redemptorist. He joined the congregation the following year. After over 40 years of collaboration with Cyril, Larry is probably one of the most qualified people to share his insights into the graces of Cyril’s disability.
They have preached parish missions around the world together, with Larry acting as Cyril’s guide and interpreter.