The Message of Lourdes (Free eBook)

February 3, 2021

I’m releasing a new eBook today called The Message of Lourdes, explaining why the words of the 1858 apparition are for all of us today, too. Sign up for your free copy in honor of the upcoming feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11).


In Which We Learn that My Book Has a Title!

January 29, 2021

I’m delighted to announce the title of my forthcoming book with Ave Maria Press! Awakening at Lourdes: How an Unanswered Prayer Healed Our Family and Restored Our Faith will be released this fall. It’s the story of our family’s pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Order of Malta in 2017, the miracles we received and the ones we didn’t, and why the wide gulf between those two things is awash in grace upon grace.


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.


On Loan, On Layover [Guest Post by Annamarie Adkins]

January 2, 2020

As we raise our children, we try to remember that we are their stewards for the time being. This practice is a little more intensified when your child nears the brink of death, and is brought back to life again.


It is finished

July 3, 2018

I’m sitting in Panera and 14 seconds after I typed the last word of this book about my pilgrimage to Lourdes, I hear singing in Latin. It sounds like the rosary being sung in Lourdes. I mean, it sounds EXACTLY like the rosary being sung in Lourdes.


#7QT: That time I went to Lourdes and got marching orders. (Twice.)

June 1, 2018

Sometimes discernment is hard. But sometimes, God just throws up his hands and does it for you. (Twice, if necessary.)


Miriam’s First Communion

May 29, 2018

More than a year ago, a ridiculous dream formed itself in my heart. On May 5, 2018, it actually happened.


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.


#7QT: Seven Quick Takes, Lourdes 2018 Edition

May 4, 2018

In which we fly across the world to serve the sick and end up joining their ranks instead. In Lourdes, there are no accidents.


It is well with my soul

June 12, 2017

God has drawn beautiful goodness forth out of the rubble and ashes. He makes ALL things new, even the raggedy souls of beaten-down special needs mamas.

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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