We're blessed with a handful of kids.

Wife, mother, artist, writer

"If you are what you should be, you'll set the whole world on fire!" ~St. Catherine of Siena

​Artist and Writer

Watercolors are my favorite, but I love to write, use my camera, and capture God's beauty in whatever way I can.

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Justin and I have been married for seventeen years. 

Carrie Bucalo is an Army wife, mother, artist, and writer. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After being sexually abused for eighteen years by her biological father, an active lay minister in the Catholic Church, she ran away from home and joined the Carmelite Monastery of Santa Fe, New Mexico. There she studied Carmelite prayer and mysticism. For three years, she lived in silence and solitude and learned to navigate through “the dark night of the soul,” ultimately finding a way to communicate her faith wounds to others. Her father was arrested in 2002, and Carrie became involved in an unbearable court battle that has spanned over two decades and is still ongoing. In 2005 Carrie married Justin Bucalo, a Catholic youth minister from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Justin joined the United States Army in 2010 and continues to serve with Carrie and their six children.

In 2010, Carrie founded Healed By Truth to share her essays, The Spiritual Journey of Healing, and to promote faith-healing for abuse survivors and their families. For the past two decades, Carrie has advocated for the spiritual needs of abuse survivors in the Catholic Church and she writes for the bestselling Magnificat.

In July 2023, Carrie released her first book, Matthew 18, A Conversation Between A Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse and A Catholic Bishop, which she coauthored with Bishop Bill Muhm from the Archdiocese of Military Services, USA. It is their hope that this new book will take the Gospel message to survivors and the wounded, wherever they may be.

In 2023, Carrie also shares her artworks in her Timeless Art Exhibition, which is an artistic and visual journey of surviving and healing from abuse in the Catholic Church.