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?


What really happened in the baths at Lourdes

June 1, 2017

Awkwardness! Confusion! Doubt! Our time in the baths was the beginning of the story, not the end.


The sick and the suffering are a powerful icon of Christ

May 26, 2017

Everywhere we went in Lourdes, the gaze of the beloved was turned upon us. The effect of this gaze, on both the bestower and the object, was transformative.


One, holy, catholic, apostolic

May 24, 2017

On Sunday, we attended one of the weirdest, most uplifting Masses of my life in the ugliest basilica I have ever seen. It was a gorgeous mess.


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.

Faithful Not Successful

7QT: 7 Days in Lourdes with the Order of Malta (and Cardinal Dolan!)

May 12, 2017

A quick overview of our not-so-quick trip… just enough to leave you wanting more.


On miracles, reprise

February 2, 2017

Hours after my last post, which amounted to basically a temper tantrum about how hard and meaningless it is to pray for miracles, we were granted a miracle. Not THE miracle. But a miracle nonetheless.

Christy Wilkens

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