Art and beauty are redeeming. The position of light and darkness in a painting or a photograph produce the best effects, causing the focal point, which draws in the viewer to see and feel what the artist does. I feel it is the same with faith in God. The focal point of belief is where our deepest, darkest fears encounter God's greatest light and beauty. It is through this experience that I launched Healed By Truth over ten years ago, to share The Spiritual Journey of Healing, a series of reflective writing on the topic, and mostly because I was interested in the dialogue of faith and faith-wounds, especially with survivors of abuse who struggle to believe in God after what happened.
Through the sharing of art, photography, poetry, writing and music, Healed By Truth has become a space for those who feel compelled to seek and to share the beauty of their faith, regardless of the pain and the darkness they may encounter. I want to thank all of the many artists, poets, writers, and song-writers, who have contributed to Healed By Truth over the years. Together, we are living proof that anything is possible.
"Carrie has taken tremendous hardship and turned it into beauty through her words and art. She epitomizes the uncrushable spirit and shows how we can accomplish anything."
- Elisabeth Corey, Survivor, Author, Life Coach, International Speaker, and Founder of https://beatingtrauma.com
"All of us have suffered faith wounds. This ministry inspires each person to explore these difficult experiences with reverence and an open heart. Healed By Truth encourages the visitor to use beauty and art on this pilgrimage to places which are often beyond words. Thank you, Carrie!"
- Theresa Jasko, President and Founder of Leonie's Longing, an apostolate for men and women who have been in religious life: https://leonieslonging.org
"Congratulations to Carrie on the amazing accomplishment of this website, which continues to provide beauty and inspiration to many!"
- Rita A. Simmonds, Award winning poet, and regular contributor to MAGNIFICAT, https://ritaasimmonds.com
"Kudos to Carrie for her selfless desire to heal the wounded through her divinely ordained outreach! All who go to her website will be blessed with a fresh start, a spiritual reboot, if you will, and a whole new beginning. Praise our Good God!"
-Barbara McGuigan, International Speaker and host of EWTN's The Good Fight
"According to Hilaire Belloc, the ancient Greeks recognized an indissoluble link between Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. The Greeks recognized this link by observing the natural world around them. We can do the same today, but baptized disciples of Christ also understand this indissoluble link in a supernatural way. Jesus Christ reveals through Scripture that He personally is Truth (Jn. 14:6), Beauty (Rev. 1:12-16 ), and Goodness (Jn. 10:14). We baptized disciples of Christ carry about in our own flesh His dying and rising (2 Cor 4:10-12). We also carry about in us His Truth, His Beauty, and His Goodness. Through beautiful art and words of truth, Carrie Bucalo witnesses that the True, Beautiful, Good Shepherd can and does heal the wounds of Sin. I hope you enjoy Carrie’s website. I hope it will draw many people close to the Good Shepherd to be healed."
-Bishop Bill Muhm, Auxiliary Bishop and Episcopal Vicar for Europe and Asia, Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A.