Gabriella Rahoy is a retired English-Italian translator, interpreter, and voice-over who was born in Rome (Italy) and lived close to the Janiculum Hill, at about thirty minutes walking from St. Peter’s Square, with her family who is still residing in that city.
Even if her education would have prepared her as a Philosophy teacher in Italian high schools, her life decided differently for her. She says today that instead of teaching Philosophy she found herself having to learn how to “live philosophy”, that is how to live what she had studied, especially what she had learned during several fundamental courses in Psychology and one in Psychiatry.
While in the USA, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Theology at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, which gave her the basis for serving as a Coordinator and Director of Religious Education in some R.C. Parishes in Queens for about ten years.
The tennis courts at St. John’s University were the occasion for the author to know better her neighbor, Michael Rahoy, whom she had seen once with his tennis racket and had invited to play with her. Those games were the beginning of a friendship that evolved into something deeper, culminating in their marriage.
Today, she decided to help people who, like her, had once been members of very “cultic” minded groups and had the courage to leave these kinds of movements, ready to go through the classic “hell” that, generally, follows their departure.