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Brian and Sasha each walked a common path in their dating lives prior to meeting each other, and unfortunately it was a path marked with pain and suffering. In the end though, their story proved to be yet another witness of God’s grace and mercy triumphing over that, as they sought to cooperate with His plan to bring them together.
Cade and Nicole were far apart, he in Texas and she in Connecticut. But the Holy Spirit was quietly at work to bring them together, and it started with his dog, Bella.
Nicole decided she had three basic requirements for any dating partner. Of course they had to be Catholic. They had to like hiking. And they had to own a dog—and not just any dog, but a black lab specifically. Cade, a devotee of the Latin Mass met the first requirement and was praying a novena to St. Therese The Little Flower for “a little light in life.” He got a message from Nicole.
Jacob & Sammi were each skeptical of online dating. Furthermore, they were separated by a 34-hour drive and neither one wanted a long-distance relationship. The percentage chance they would end up in the CatholicMatch member story archives could not have been very high.
But the Holy Spirit isn’t bound by “percentage chance” and He brought Jacob and Sammi together anyway.
Sal told Annie he would call her when he went west. Sure enough, he called every day. When Sal returned to the East Coast, he had a box of chocolates. “That’s not the best present he gave me though,” Annie said, recalling what she told Sal when he gave her the chocolates. “The best present was that he kept his promise.” Sometimes keeping what seem to be small promises, have great consequence.
Meg wasn’t in a situation where she expected a serious relationship to materialize. The 34-year-old from northeastern Pennsylvania was open to the possibility, as evidenced by her participation… Read More