The GoodBye

For the Spring semester of his Sophomore year, our oldest son is participating in Franciscan University's Austria program.

" Students participating in this program live and learn in a 14th-century former Carthusian monastery. "

"Weekly travel opportunities make the grand heritage of Western civilization—especially of our Catholic faith—come alive. It is an experience our students and alumni talk about for the rest of their lives."

It will be 4 months until we see him again. And he'll be seeing much of Europe!

The former monastery that serves as dormitory and home base, the Kartause Maria Thronus Iesu, is an international historical landmark. The Kartause serves as an elegant hotel during summer months, and was the first functioning hospital in Europe. Its location in central Austria positions it as an ideal central point for explorations throughout Europe: eastern and western. 

There's my husband, the proud Dad watching his son.
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So after lots of hugs, we said goodbye and now we wait for the photos and the stories.

Prayers for your safe travels, Son...we miss you already!


Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, Allison! I am sure this was such a bitter-sweet departure! God bless your son as he studies and travels in such a wonderful environment! God bless you and your family as you miss him and pray for his safety!

Chris said...

Great can really see the love! So impressed with your son!

Def will be praying for safe travels!

Thanks for sharing, Allison!

Christine said...

What a blessing to be able to experience going over seas. I pray he has a safe trip!

Billie Jo said...

Prayers and hugs as your son begins this amazing adventure! : )

Erin said...

What a wonderful experience for him!

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