Are you a single Catholic? Meet Your Match Today [close]

Member Stories

Have you met your spouse, deepened your faith or found support on CatholicMatch? Share Your Story


Religion and politics. Our romance started over politics, and will culminate in a beautiful church wedding.

During
the 2004 election, I (Bev) was bewildered by the “red state/blue state”
discussion in CM’s St. Thomas More Room (aka, the “War” Room). Harry
sent me a link explaining what this meant. Fortunately, we are both
conservatives, so for most of 2005 we argued amiably for the same side
in the War Room. Then a few of us decided to form a committee to “bring
the War Room together” for a NYC-based event called ‘Lovefest’ in
January 2006, Harry was there.

I was so impressed with him. His
military "get-it-done" attitude. His generosity. His kindness and
self-effacing demeanor. His humor. Then, he sent me flowers. That
started the whole thing.

A long distance relationship, from
Oregon to Connecticut, ensued. This went on for weeks and weeks, and
when he started to ask me to marry him, I told him I couldn't possibly
move to the West Coast because I had my 84 year old uncle nearby. I was
his sole near relative. That was Feb 7. On Feb 8, my uncle John died of
a massive heart attack.

Harry was on the next plane out of
Portland to help me with the funeral. That weekend, he was my rock. By
Sunday, I'd agreed to come to Portland for a week in March, and to
bring my son. By Easter, we were in Florida at my relatives, showing
off my beautiful emerald engagement ring.

The wedding date is
July 22, 2006 in Stamford. Big, Gothic church. Latin Mass. Candlelight.
And LOTS of friends from Catholic Match in attendance!





“O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Your house, and the place of the tabernacle of Your glory.”

Psalm 26
(This post has been read 3,402 times)

26 Comments

  1. María-221260 November 11, 2007

    Wow! what can I say…? It's a beautiful love story and too real now. Thanks for sharing your life and God bless your love!

  2. SueAnne-340198 May 12, 2009

    God Bless you both for posting such a beautiful story. It is what we all long for. Peace be with you!

  3. Uletta-444679 June 13, 2009

    Vow, a very nice story God Bless You Both i too want to find someone just like you……God Bless and Godd Wishes Uletta India

  4. MariaDelCarmen-499336 November 1, 2009

    hola! many congratulations I hope will be very happy … if they have a friend presented m

  5. Cathy-513210 December 1, 2009

    thats really neat congradulations

  6. Geraldine-521004 December 22, 2009

    funny, I moved from Stamford ,CT to PDX, Oregon!! Congrats on your wedding!

  7. BarbaraAnn-546891 February 25, 2010

    God Bless You both. A very inspiring story. I would not have believed in this day and 21st Century – this kind of beautiful,
    inspiring romance could happen. You look great together. I am sure you shall be blessed forever. I am Canadian and long
    to meet someone Irish or Italian because I believe those men are genuine. Perhaps I'm an ol dreamer. All the very best,
    Barbara

  8. Louise-404065 April 25, 2010

    The ultra conservative would not have worked for me, glad you're a political match!

  9. Nneka-445935 July 30, 2010

    May your union always be a testimony to the glory of God

  10. Rosa-611246 August 15, 2010

    GREAT! God bless you !

  11. Danielle-482325 September 13, 2010

    That was a beautiful love story and Harry sounds like the perfect soul mate. May God bless you and Harry with a loving successful marriage! By the way, does Harry have any brothers? Lol

  12. Susan-506828 October 1, 2010

    It’s October 1 2010 – just reading your post – God Bless you – Slainte

  13. Denis-663727 January 18, 2011

    how is this marriage now ?

  14. Beverly S. March 2, 2011

    DENIS — glad you asked! I just happened to look at this old story today. Harry and I have been talking about writing an article for Catholic Match as we will have been married five years this July.

    The short answer to your question is this: WONDERFUL. Our marriage has turned out to be such a wonderful, exciting experience — filled with faith, love and hope. Better than we could have ever imagined.

    The truth is that all of our liberal, secular friends — the cynical ones, at least — were privately betting this would never last. Too many counts against us — our age, coming from different coasts, the need to raise my remaining young son.

    All of these have been challenges to some degree, but really nothing in the grand scheme of things. Married life has turned out so much better than we could have ever imagined — and largely because of our shared faith.

    In the words of my liberal Anglican girlfriend — “It must be your BLOODY RELIGION.” LOL

  15. Anne-702606 March 27, 2011

    Yes i like that story, it has encourage me not to remain a free member but to pay and get to communicate with other members.

    May the Grace and Peace of Christ be with you always.

    Anne Njoroge

  16. Brigitte-708501 April 3, 2011

    look u never know how and where the stars aline.Congrads

  17. Karen-246239 April 4, 2011

    Are you still together in a good marriage?

    • Beverly S. May 14, 2012

      Yes, Karen. It IS possible. Keep praying that God will send you a good catholic spouse.

  18. Marilyn L. June 10, 2011

    may love, peace and happiness be with you and your loved ones always!

    • Beverly S. June 12, 2011

      Marilyn! Grazie, grazie! Anche con ti, mia amica bellisima!

  19. JoseAntonio-146537 August 18, 2011

    One thing is clear in this relation..he acted fast, the way it should be…congratulations!

  20. Lin-799525 December 9, 2011

    I am just a visiting member, I have not paid my subscription and I would like to in the near future. I have two e-mails in my profile that I have not been able to read because I am without a subscription. I am currently unemployed and would like to get to know a mate in my life. It is hard enough keeping up the train of life as if I were employed without addina another small charge to my challenged purse. And I write this publicly so that Anton and James and the other gentlemen that scout my site will understand that I will not respond until a few weeks from now. I am encouraged to be able to find the loving person that I need and, boy when the society I live in is an economic crunch, it is tough. I do not go out on dates where I live, so online mingle and conversation seems to be ideal for me. I am encourage by the good event of someone´s relationship going to the Alta for vows and commitment. I think this is very loving and I look forward to that happening to me. If there is anyone out there that can just pay one months subscription for me, I will pay them back. I am Lin-799525. ThankYou.

  21. Susan-759881 January 5, 2012

    Prayers for you and your family happiness and all who seek healthy, honest, loving and true relationships in their lives. May our dreams and prayers come true !

  22. Hircania-830131 March 6, 2012

    Hi, am a non pay , a brand new member for this month since am yet reading profiles and love stories, to see if, this is a safe , good site to meet someone in person without any harm. What I have read seen so far that this is the site that God leads me to find an answer to my questions to him. Wonderful, I and a shy woman in from of a man at the beginning and really do not understand how I can go out and meet a man for the first time without brake my nervous! smile. Am very friendly when I note that there are aceptance for me in the man eyes.. But I can see that it will be a piece of cake in CM. I congratulate all this women and men that had found their match and are living a wonderful life together. Hoping that my happy face post will be here to be follow with all this nice comments from the group of friend that seem I will have here. I too, do not want to way long to meet someone in person. I already have some mails and flirts, but can not answer then at the moment but I will soon. Yet be patient with me those men that already have paid me a visit.!! Marz 5, 2012

  23. Sunny-860246 May 23, 2012

    I too am new to this…..don’t know weather to subscribe or not.then again I have nothing to lose,so here goes……lord I pray I’m doing the right thing……

  24. Luisa-726331 July 4, 2012

    Hi, I wish I could meet someone and have a happy ending like yours.

Post a comment

To post your comment please login:

-OR-