The Agony in the Garden
Fruit of the Mystery: Accepting God’s Will
“You Are Such a Strong Woman“
I still remember our long flight to Austria and walking off the airplane in Vienna.
We had spent the summer of a lifetime with friends who had slowly become family over the course of the five years of my husband’s graduate studies in theology. Unlike most of our friends, who were transitioning into traditional academic jobs, my husband and I felt called to continue on our graduate school journey and move our family to the International Theological Institute (ITI) in Austria. My husband earned a licentiate degree (with a focus in marriage and family studies) and gained some international teaching experience, while I tended to the children and took some graduate courses of my own. Before we made the big move at the end of the summer, we gave away everything…
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