Sister Barbara Paleczny: Open up dialogue and healing

Sister Barbara in Sudan

A Canadian School Sister of Notre Dame, Barbara Paleczny, PhD, SThD has lived in South Sudan for the past eight years. She is a member of Solidarity with South Sudan which was founded by religious communities who send sisters, brothers and priests from around the world to live and work together there.

Her ministry includes teaching at Solidarity Teachers’ Colleges and teaching others to give workshops in healing from trauma and providing psychosocial support.

Barbara paints mostly from her prayer and dreams as a way to stay healthy. Expressing these, to her surprise, has opened up dialogue and healing for others as well.        

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