Faithful Not Successful

The Seven Sorrows: A Model of Suffering that 2020 Needs

Uniting our suffering with Christ’s, after Mary’s model, is one of the most powerful prayer tools we have ...
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Just as I am, and as I might be

Parenting—or life, really—requires holding a certain tension in your mind between two truths. Image: Boy standing in a ...
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4 tips for fighting back against acedia

Acedia: It’s one of those obscure theological ideas, plucked from the annals of the Desert Fathers, that seems ...
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Spiritual Communion for Social Distancing

If your family is like ours, you're spending today weighing whether taking your high-risk child to Mass is ...
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What Our Lady of Lourdes taught me about the power of weakness

This article first appeared at Accepting the Gift and is reprinted here with permission. St. Bernadette Soubirous, the ...
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The death of innocence and the death of innocents

Last January, a friend and I chaperoned twelve teenage girls to Washington, DC, to attend the national March ...
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Why EMDR therapy is great for special needs parents

At the beginning of this academic year, I walked in to attend Mass with my children at the ...
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On Loan, On Layover [Guest Post by Annamarie Adkins]

Annamarie Adkins is a Catholic wife and mother to four children, two of whom were malades that we ...
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What your grandma meant by “offer it up,” and how to make your life a gift to the world

It's time for another Lourdes story. Also another "Christy hearing voices" story. (Those two things usually happen together...) ...
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The care and feeding of a keto kid (now with 100% more gifs!)

When we'll be out of the house all day, we prep all of Oscar's food and meds the ...
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Christy Wilkens

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I’m a Catholic wife, mother of six, and writer who wrestles with the problem of pain. What does faith look like in times of adversity and struggle? I’m so glad to have you here, joining the conversation. Learn more about me 🠖

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