Disability & Chronic Illness

All Saints

#7QT: 7 great saints to know for neurological problems

March 1, 2019

Gotta medical problem that is neurological in nature? These are your go-to friends in heaven.

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Different gifts, same spirit

October 19, 2018

We evolve as individual beings — not from incompleteness to a finished product, but from one wholeness to another.

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Fully Known

June 29, 2018

I berate myself (and others) for not knowing better, seeing better. But there is only one who Knows us as we are meant to be known, and loves us anyway.

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Living our brokenness under the blessing lifts us all

May 23, 2018

Brokenness lived under the blessing is transformed into a gift, not a burden. Every year in Lourdes, I get to relearn this.

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Oscar’s Undiagnosed Story

April 29, 2018

The saga of our as-yet fruitless search for answers, in honor of Undiagnosed Diseases Day.

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Chasing the name

July 19, 2017

Diagnosing special needs children requires making peace with The Cloud of Unknowing.

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That time we went to Lourdes and our son was healed

June 5, 2017

In which we address the elephant in the room and the million dollar question: What happened AFTER the baths?

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A visit to Our Lady’s house

May 16, 2017

A pleasant springtime stroll through the Grotto of Massabielle turned out to be a revelation.

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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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