QUICK LINKS

Who we are
What we do
Specialty Groups
Local Regions

Journal of Christian
   Healing
Healing Manual
InterACT Newsletter
Online Bookstore

Member Login

International Conf.
   Updates
Regional Events &
   Conference

CEU's

Membership Application

News
Research in Healing
Ecumenical Principles
Student Resources
Testimonials
Other Christian
   Healing Links

Contact Us


 


 

In Memoriam

Barbara Shlemon Ryan
March 06, 1936 - April 22, 2011


She has been described as a rock star of the Catholic Church. Since the 1960ís, hundreds of thousands of faithful have come to hear her speak, read her books and watch her videos. Hers was a gentle message of faith, hope and healing.

Extensively traveling throughout the world to conduct evangelical workshops, she passionately shared a fervent belief that the power of prayer could bring physical healing to sick and broken bodies, and spiritual healing to broken hearts and minds. .

A graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, Illinois, Barbara began her career as a registered nurse. But while caring for her patients, she soon found that for many, their spiritual needs required as much healing treatment as their physical injuries. Thus was born her determination to become actively involved in Catholic Christian evangelism.

It was a groundbreaking achievement. An aspect of Catholicism that was not only highly unusual, it had never before been lead by a laywoman.

Barbara embarked on a mission to spread her belief that an everyday life of simple faith and prayer could restore anyone to wholeness. She devoted her lifeís work to ministering at spiritual retreats all over the world.

Barbara successfully accomplished all of this while simultaneously raising and nurturing her five children. She instilled in them her devotion to family and friends. She also shared with her children the importance of a love of live, sense of humor, kindness and most importantly forgiveness.

She passionately believed in spirits, both Holy and liquid.

Born and raised in Chicago, she experienced her first test of faith. As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan it was a test of faith, which unfortunately continued throughout her life.

Drawn by its warmth and white sands, she eventually settled in Florida where she enjoyed walking the beaches and marveling at the sunsets.

Barbara Shlemon Ryan authored five highly successful books on inner healing, spirituality and surviving divorce and was a founding member of the Association of Christian Therapists.

Her lifeís work continues as ACT has now grown into an international organization of professionals in the health and mental health care fields seeking to integrate their religious faith with their medical expertise.

Of these many accomplishments, the role which made her most proud was that of devoted mother to her five children, grandmother to twelve grand children and aunt and sister to her extended family.

The number of lives she touched are far too numerous to mention.

Barbara's Prayer for Healing

Dear Jesus,

I believe you have

designed and created me.

therefore, you can also

repair and restore me.

In the comfort of your love

I pour out to you

the memories that haunt me,

the anxieties that bewilder me,

the fears that stifle me.

I confess my frustration

in dealing with the emotional,

physical and Spiritual pain of my life.

Help me to image your gentle touch

as you tenderly enclose me in your arms. 
 

Give me the gift of faith

to believe in your merciful love each

step of my earthy journey.

I trust your tender care will

yield peace to my mind,

serenity to my heart,

renewal to my spirit and

healing to by body.

I offer you a sacrifice of praise

in the midst of my suffering,

knowing that you promised to never

leave me nor forsake me. Amen

     -- Barbara Shlemon Ryan

 
 
Copyright © 2011 The Association of Christian Therapists. All Rights Reserved.
Website development: Janet Powell
 
legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet coach outlet online legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre cheap jordan 13 bred jordan 13 barons jordan 13 infrared 23 bred 13s barons 13s barons 13s infrared 23 13s coach black friday jordan 13 Hologram jordan 13 3m reflective coach black friday barons 13s jordan 13 Hologram north face black friday 3m 13s jordan 13 Hologram infrared 23 13s jordan 13 barons infrared 23 13s north face black friday legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet online louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s michael kors outlet beats by dre black friday michael kors outlet legend blue 11s jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons jordan 13 3m michael kors black friday barons 13s jordan 13 3m 3m reflective 13s barons 13s 3m 13s jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons 3m reflective 13s barons 13s Hologram 13s Hologram 13s 3m 13s barons 13s jordan 13 3m reflective 3m 13s michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s michael kors outlet online louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue uggs black friday uggs black friday jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s michael kors outlet michael kors outlet online michael kors outlet coach outlet online jordan 13 3m 3m 13s jordan 13 3m reflective barons 13s 3m 13s 3m 13s Hologram 13s Hologram 13s jordan 13 infrared 23 3m reflective 13s barons 13s 3m 13s jordan 13 barons 3m reflective 13s 3m reflective 13s jordan retro 11 3m reflective 13s Hologram 13s bred 13s jordan 13 3m reflective louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet black infrared 6s legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre black friday black infrared 6s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s beats by dre black friday coach factory outlet jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet online jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue infrared 23 13s barons 13s Hologram 13s Hologram 13s barons 13s jordan 13 3m reflective coach black friday jordan 13 3m reflective Hologram 13s 3m reflective 13s north face black friday 3m reflective 13s barons 13s infrared 23 13s north face black friday barons 13s coach black friday jordan 13 3m reflective jordan 13 bred michael kors black friday beats by dre cheap jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s legend blue 11s beats by dre black friday uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet black infrared 6s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s beats by dre cheap jordan 6 black infrared coach outlet online uggs black friday michael kors outlet jordan 13 3m jordan 13 infrared 23 jordan 13 Hologram barons 13s coach black friday jordan 13 infrared 23 jordan 13 barons coach black friday jordan 13 bred barons 13s jordan 13 3m north face black friday north face black friday Hologram 13s jordan 13 Hologram michael kors black friday jordan 13 Hologram 3m reflective 13s 3m reflective 13s bred 13s michael kors outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre black friday legend blue 11s michael kors outlet online louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet online black infrared 6s black infrared 6s uggs black friday coach factory outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue jordan 13 3m jordan 13 barons jordan 13 Hologram infrared 23 13s infrared 23 13s jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons 3m 13s jordan 13 bred jordan 13 Hologram 3m 13s michael kors black friday jordan 13 Hologram 3m reflective 13s jordan 13 Hologram jordan retro 11 coach black friday Hologram 13s 3m reflective 13s Hologram 13s coach factory outlet jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s coach factory outlet louis vuitton outlet uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet uggs black friday uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s barons 13s Hologram 13s 3m 13s 3m reflective 13s 3m reflective 13s Hologram 13s jordan 13 Hologram jordan 13 3m reflective Hologram 13s michael kors black friday jordan 13 3m reflective jordan 13 Hologram jordan 13 infrared 23 3m reflective 13s Hologram 13s jordan 13 3m reflective michael kors black friday jordan 13 3m reflective barons 13s barons 13s jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet beats by dre black friday jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors outlet louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s barons 13s Hologram 13s 3m reflective 13s 3m reflective 13s 3m 13s Hologram 13s jordan 13 Hologram jordan 13 3m jordan 13 Hologram coach black friday jordan 13 3m reflective jordan 13 barons jordan 13 3m reflective 3m 13s Hologram 13s jordan 13 3m reflective michael kors black friday jordan 13 3m reflective barons 13s jordan 13 bred black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet black infrared 6s uggs black friday louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet michael kors outlet jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared michael kors outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared louis vuitton outlet michael kors outlet Hologram 13s 3m reflective 13s jordan 13 bred jordan 13 3m Hologram 13s jordan 13 barons 3m 13s jordan 13 barons jordan 13 Hologram jordan 13 3m reflective jordan 13 infrared 23 jordan 13 barons jordan 13 barons jordan 13 Hologram 3m reflective 13s jordan 13 3m reflective 3m 13s infrared 23 13s barons 13s jordan 13 3m reflective