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What Br. Juniper and St. Thomas Aquinas teach us about intellectual disability

January 28, 2021

In the spiritual models of Juniper and Aquinas, we can take comfort that God knows our children perfectly. He has a plan and a path to heaven for each of us.

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The Disabled: Modern Missionaries Inside the Church

December 18, 2020

People with disabilities and their families have an important role to play in the future of the Church. Not as noisome gadflies, but as heralds of a better tomorrow.

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Why Jesus Coming in Weakness Matters to Special Needs Families

December 14, 2020

The Israelites expected the a triumphant king who would cast off their oppression and who could not be defeated. But what they got was a helpless infant, hidden in obscurity, requiring total care.

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My Rosary Story: Muscle Memory

October 21, 2020

During our family rosary, we unite ourselves by offering ourselves, pouring what is in our hearts out into the little community of our family. We gather our minds and bodies back from our fragmented daily existence to the heart of family unity, if only for a few brief minutes.

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A New Chapter in Catechesis for Persons with Disabilities

September 29, 2020

The Vatican issues a new document on involving persons with disabilities in catechesis and ministry–not just as recipients, but as active members of the Body of Christ, “in living reciprocal relationships of welcoming and solidarity” with the whole community.

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The Seven Sorrows: A Model of Suffering that 2020 Needs

September 15, 2020

Suffering refines us, as we endure it, and it refines all of humanity, as we leave it at the foot of the cross, our own small pebble added to a cairn the size of the whole world.

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Just as I am, and as I might be

August 24, 2020

We must love our children exactly as they are, exactly as God created them. We must also love them so much that we desire and help them to grow beyond this.

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4 tips for fighting back against acedia

August 22, 2020

Acedia is a near-constant spiritual battle that is uniquely pertinent to the days we are living through … even if you donโ€™t happen to be a third-century hermit.

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What Our Lady of Lourdes taught me about the power of weakness

February 11, 2020

The vulnerability of the sick and disabled is a great strength. Their receptivity to earthly love makes them powerful conduits for the heavenly kind.

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Christy Wilkens

Meet Christy

Iโ€™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? Iโ€™m so glad to have you here, joining the conversation. Learn more about meย ๐Ÿ –

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