Sister Penelope Wink
Pastoral Worker & Psychotherapist
Sr. Penelope Wink lives with two dogs in a small house in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. She has ministered in the area since 1976. As a pastoral worker and psychotherapist, she does much counseling, especially for those who have been hurt or lost loved ones and homes in earthquakes or mud slides and floods. "The work of the psychologist is to help the human conscience have a greater understanding of its personal and social identity. An overwhelming reality of our social identity in Chiapas is poverty. Our guide is an ethic of liberation, confronting human suffering, a result of inequity; opening roads to happiness."