Run For The Roses


I accidentally came across Catholic Match in January 2007, while I was searching the internet for Catholic websites. I had always been a critic of online match services and didn’t believe that you could meet someone on the internet, but you already know where this story ends up! I not only searched, but was immediately drawn to a picture of Andrew, who was handsome and had the cutest dimples. After several weeks of talking we met on February 13th, 2007 and began forming a friendship that slowly blossomed into deeper feelings of love.
On October 1st, 2008, the feast day of St. Therese, I got in my car to go to work and found a single red rose on my dash board. St. Therese is my patron saint and has always played a large role in my life, so I thought my mom had put the rose there, because she knew how much the day meant to me.

I (Meghan) arrived to work at a local Catholic school, where it had been planned that I would give a lesson on St. Therese that day. Just before the lesson began the children came in from recess each carrying a single flower for me. After all of them gave me a flower I had a huge bouquet. I thanked them for making my day even more special and thought these were just random acts of kindness. I had no idea what was really happening!

After I got off work, I walked out to my car and was completely surprised to find three dozen red roses scattered all over the inside. I ran inside to tell the teacher I worked with, who grabbed her camera and came out with me to see the car. I was so excited that I kept laughing and telling her I had figured it out. It was Andrew! Everything started making sense and I was so excited at the thought that he might propose.

When I arrived home, there were another two dozen roses on my front porch. There was no sign of Andrew, so then the real waiting began. I had a class that night at school, but didn’t have to leave for another few hours. My brother and sister-in-law were visiting and I told them the whole story and my sister-in-law shared my excitement but told me not to get my hopes up, just in case it wasn’t the day he asked me. Then I went to my class, which was on the first day of the term, so I had never met the teachers or other students. When I walked into the room I saw a wrapped bouquet of yet another two dozen roses lying on a table. I explained the story of my day and I couldn’t wait for that class to be over, so that I could find out how my fairytale day would end!

At 9:15 pm, I walked out of class and found Andrew standing by the doorway holding a single rose. He asked if I was missing one and I told him that I could not possibly be! He walked me to my car and I laughed, because I noticed that my car was replaced by his! He assured me that my car was fine and said he’d better give me a ride home. As we drove, I told him all about my day as he pretended that he didn’t know anything. I was excitedly anticipating whatever was to come next, but still nothing could stop the butterflies I was feeling! As we drove towards my house, we both were thinking about how our lives were about to change.

Andrew ended up pulling into my church and told me that he wanted to spend some time in the Adoration Chapel. This is the part I love, because it proves to me how much Andrew loves Christ and how lucky I am to have found someone who would think of taking me to Adoration at such an important and special time. When I entered the Adoration Chapel, I saw two dozen red roses lying beneath the alter, where the Eucharist was exposed. I joined Andrew in the pew and knelt before our Lord. We were the only two people in the chapel and I was so nervous that I could hardly manage to pray, but at the same time I had so many things I wanted to talk to God about. Then I realized that Andrew would not take me to be in the presence of our Lord and then somewhere else to propose. I looked at Andrew and he told me that he was ready whenever I was. I knew that statement had a double meaning! We said our final prayers and as I stood up and turned towards the door, Andrew said my name.

I turned around and Andrew began to tell me everything that a girl could ever want to hear. He said that God brought me into his life and he wanted to bring me to the Adoration Chapel to thank God in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Then he got down on his knee, held up the most beautiful ring ever and asked me to marry him… and I said YES!

Afterwards, we consecrated our engagement to St. Therese. Andrew said that he wanted to honor this special feast day by showering me with roses throughout the day, a miracle St. Therese is known for. We gathered up the roses in the chapel and left them at the foot of the Mary statue because we both felt she had brought us together from separate consecrations we had made to her and we wanted to honor our Mother.

On our drive home I found out that my dad, brother, sister-in-law, future in-laws, co-worker, professor and priest, all knew about the proposal! They all helped to make our special day come together and had done a fantastic job of keeping it a secret! With their help, I received nine dozen roses, another bouquet of flowers, a gorgeous ring and a fiancé!

Andrew is amazing. I pray that all of you who read this either find or have someone like him. He is a true gentleman, a genuine servant of God and a reflection of Christ. He has never been anything but patient and loving with me and he is my best friend. I can’t wait to start the rest of my life with him through the Sacrament of Marriage.

It is all thanks to God and a little help from Catholic Match, that I found the person I am meant to spend forever with. I can’t wait to marry Andrew and someday raise a strong, large Catholic family with him! We are looking forward to having a traditional Catholic Mass at our August wedding at the Grotto in Portland, Oregon. Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare for Holy Matrimony and know that you are in ours!

Because of Him,

Meghan & Andrew



  1. Chris-887306 September 23, 2012 Reply

    How romantic!!!! Your story was so beautiful, it made me cry!!!! I think there may be a lot of us who would love to share a story like yours. I know I would … I can only hope I could be so lucky some day. May God bless the both of you for many years to come, and hold you close to His heart always !!!! God bless you both and your future family……

  2. Vanessa-833031 March 1, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations Meghan and Andrew! God bless you. I too love to pray at home and the Adoration Chapel at Mass, To Jesus and Saints. I want to pray at the Grotto’s and Cathedrals more…

    • Vanessa-833031 March 1, 2012 Reply

      This is so romantic! I Love Red Roses or any color of roses! God bless you both. I think you are a “Hopeful” Romantic! Lovely way to say I Love you to her!

  3. Maria-686785 February 29, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations!. soo romantic!

  4. Anne-702606 December 26, 2011 Reply

    I Wish a lovely wedding and may God bless you and protect you as you plan this great day. Keep praying and giving thanks to God.

    Anne from Kenya

  5. Jenna-801369 December 14, 2011 Reply

    I love this story! Congratulations!!

  6. Sharon-797194 December 4, 2011 Reply


  7. Anna-671172 October 29, 2011 Reply

    One of the most beautiful success stories iv ever read. You are both in my prayers.

    God bless you both

  8. Joan-749159 September 22, 2011 Reply

    This is so sweet!!!

  9. Tati-764565 September 10, 2011 Reply

    It’s a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. Many Blessings!

  10. Eileen-442656 September 8, 2011 Reply

    Very beautiful love story. It inspires me a lot cause I’m also devoted to St.Therese. God is really good…..All the time! He works in a mysterious ways. May God bless you both with abundant blessings of love, peace & happiness.

  11. Janie-761472 September 4, 2011 Reply

    That made me cry happy tears. CONGRATS!!!

  12. Luna-708527 August 26, 2011 Reply

    I am speechless. My comment is to wish a long and blessed life together! Be blessed both!

  13. Jennifer-659429 June 16, 2011 Reply

    Best Wishes to you Meghan and Andrew!!! Lovely and charming story. Very inspiring and promising…truly the Lord works in mysterious ways! May God bless you both!!!!

  14. Nicole-609812 June 13, 2011 Reply

    This is soooo touching!! I couldn’t stop reading this article! I wish you both all the happiness in the world!! Just goes to show people that there is hope to find one’s true love! ha-ha! Thanks!

  15. Linda-670646 June 12, 2011 Reply

    And they will live happily ever after.Such a beautiful fairytale.May God bless you both and may the Little Flower always shower you both with many more favors.

  16. Cecilia-268283 June 11, 2011 Reply

    This is just too touching, brought tears to my eyes! May you both have beautiful family and touch all those around you so that they may too build the church so in need of good solid devoted family.

  17. Ashley-694170 June 8, 2011 Reply

    This is such a beautiful, beautiful story! Congratulations to you both. This story touched me so much that it is the reason I finally joined Though I don’t know if anyone can top a marriage proposal like that.

  18. Marie-575233 June 5, 2011 Reply

    Wow! That is beautiful. A truly sacred union. God bless you both and thank you for the prayers. I am praying for you too.

  19. Diana-550124 March 9, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful and a very inspirational story!!! Thank you for sharing. God Bless the both of you!

  20. Paula-176068 February 12, 2010 Reply

    How beautiful! As it should, you and Andrew are blessed to have God in your relationship! You will be in my prayer, may your Holy Matrimony be a unity of great love in Him.

  21. LisaMarie-536949 January 31, 2010 Reply

    I love this, so beautiful πŸ™‚ Best of luck to the both of you and God Bless you both

  22. Fad-504956 December 16, 2009 Reply

    it seems like a reality show on a national TV, very good writer you are … you go…

  23. Maclean-483042 December 14, 2009 Reply

    This is indeed a beautiful story and I am so touched. We serve a God of Miracles. Your story has given me hope as I search for that special person. I will keep you both in my prayers and pray for me as well. God bless !

  24. Sean-516689 December 11, 2009 Reply

    I'm taking notes

  25. Richard-328149 December 9, 2009 Reply

    Wow, thats a beautiful story. I don't think I can out do that one.

  26. RoseMarie-41488 December 7, 2009 Reply

    How absolutely beautiful that Andrew is so in love with Our Lord that He would make your day so amazing!!! You are both very blessed!

  27. Veronica-514219 December 5, 2009 Reply

    beutiful, beutiful, congratulations!

  28. Arcie-143437 December 4, 2009 Reply

    A wonderful love story. Very inspirational story and God do have a plan for all of us and you both are very lucky to find each other with God's love and blessings. Good Luck and lots of Happiness in your lives forever.

  29. SaraJane-512698 November 29, 2009 Reply

    Indeed you are gifts of God to one another. Your love story is so inspiring. I am new to I don't know how to go about it but I trust that there is someone out there for me, just as you have found Andrew. The covenant of God's love for both of you is sealed in the covenant of your love for one another. Praise be to God!

  30. Richard-504051 November 24, 2009 Reply

    I will say a pray for you and Andrew for your future. Its funny, After reading this I found my self half way through it in tears. Yes, I am a guy…..Its funny because I was just talking to my mother about how everyone seems be in love and the whole world but me. In my heart and mind, i have so much love to offer and no one besides God to give it to. I was just talking about this 5 minutes before I read this. Your story made me so happy, which proves that even someone elses love can bring my heart to joy. I hope God has someone for me. I want to love someone who loves the Lord just as much as I do. I need someone to help me and keep me on the right path. I pray that Mary and Joseph can intercede for me to bring this miracle into my life.
    Congratulations Meghan & Andrew
    29, New York

  31. Jim-503147 November 22, 2009 Reply

    THATS GOD IN ACTION, we can't ever image an act of love so b
    eautiful . What a Godly man, Godly couple. May GOD continue to shower you in blessings!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU for your inspirational experience.

  32. Xiomara-271849 November 22, 2009 Reply

    Thanks, this is a beautiful story of love!!!

  33. Krissy-478462 November 20, 2009 Reply

    God bless you! You are in my prayers – please continue to pray for us as well!

  34. Joan-454185 November 18, 2009 Reply

    Just lovely! What a beautiful/inspirational story!

  35. Shannon-261630 November 16, 2009 Reply

    What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing. God bless you both through out your life together! =)

  36. Stephanie-404903 November 15, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations! St. Therese is my special saint, too, and I loved reading your story!

  37. Susan-472212 November 14, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations! I am so happy for both of you!

  38. Kurt-78546 November 14, 2009 Reply

    Very impressive! GOD help me to be that creative if/when the day comes. I just hope her favorite Saint won't be someone like St. Blaise, who's the patron saint against coughing and wild beasts!!! πŸ˜‰

  39. Margie-505651 November 12, 2009 Reply

    …I really admired what your storry has…your story makes me looking for my right person here too my half in life or my destiny..ive been looking with him…i admire what kind of husnband you found now is my ideal…:-) im hoping i can also found a love like you guys!..I cannot believed that this happened that was my greatest dream..and i gought its just a fairytale..i really cant believed…but god has meant you both!!!! everything is possible with him!!!! so..praise the lord!…congratulations!!! and have a longlasting love til eternity!!! will keep you in my prayers!!!! best wishes to both of you and enless happiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-)

  40. Derek-484872 November 11, 2009 Reply

    Wow.. This made me believe it or not get very emotional.. I think this is a very beautiful and heart touching story. I'm so very happy for the two of you!!! Congratulations and God Bless you together in all that you do and in your family. I will keep you in my prayers!!!

  41. Grace-388301 November 11, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations! May the Lord bless you in many ways and continue to bless you in your marriage together.

  42. Glenda-457266 November 10, 2009 Reply

    Thank you for sharing this marvelous story. Congratulations and may God bless you both always!

  43. Mary-285153 October 30, 2009 Reply

    that is such a beautiful story!! and the proposal!! how exciting!!! love it, congrats to you both!!!

  44. Miguel-477691 October 28, 2009 Reply

    wow, this guys at cm most have some body to wright storys for them to get peolple to sign up. i couldnt finish the story…..its kind of ……to rosy for me. sorry .

  45. Shirley-480308 October 27, 2009 Reply

    Dear Meghan & Andrew, May God always be at the center of your life. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with all of us. You both are special and unique and the lesson you taught all of us is…romantic love still exists.

  46. Doug-56367 October 26, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your beautiful story!

  47. Carlos-167015 October 26, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations! Andrew is the true romantic. How creative! hehe. The best of luck and God bless!

  48. Joy-447534 October 26, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations! It's an inspiring story…I know God gives us the best…I will continue to pray for both of you..

  49. Rose-344135 October 25, 2009 Reply

    I, like Cynthia mentioned, had my heart broken many times in the past because I had God but not completely as the center of my life. As we read in Isaiah 43, β€œGod called us by name” because he is the God of love, mercy, and order. He gives us a brand new day at sunrise to answer his call and get under his protection. A story like this gives me hope and a feeling of certain envy but, a healthy one, because I would have loved to be Megan and have a spouse like Andrew in the past story of my love life. It is a blessing to have God and his wonderful guidance at such an early time in your life. To me, the story of Megan and Andrew is the perfect example of love made in heaven. You truly are an inspiration to many of us here. May God, in his infinite mercy, continue blessing you and your family until the end of days. Benedictions (Bendiciones).

  50. Michele-489117 October 24, 2009 Reply

    What an absolute beautiful story it reads like a fairy tale take came true. God bless you both!

  51. Kim-496045 October 21, 2009 Reply

    May God bless you. What an inspiration.

  52. Melissa-216969 October 20, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful story!!!!

  53. Cynthia-461750 October 19, 2009 Reply

    I am crying as I am reading this – I am so incredibly happy for you – you are a true inspiration to me, Meghan and Andrew – I have had my heart broken so deeply in the past, and I am trying to be the true Catholic that Jesus wants me to be, and in tears knowing that when I recently was not, true love did not stand a chance, which was my own fault – your story has made me realize just how important our faith is – because you have kept true to your faith, you have found true love. I can only pray that by some miracle I could find what you have found.

  54. Simon-380492 October 19, 2009 Reply

    This is the most beautiful love story I have ever heard. You should both be very proud! Stand tall and walk strong in Christ as I'm sure you already are. God bless!!

  55. Kristen-304055 October 18, 2009 Reply

    Wow! You are truly blessed! Congratulations! It will be so beautiful, especially at the Grotto!!!

  56. Julia-427324 October 15, 2009 Reply

    CONGRATS! What a beautiful and inspiring story!

  57. Martha-153580 October 15, 2009 Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful love story and encouraging words. St. Therese is also my favorite saint and pray to her always. Best wishes as you begin your new life together. Congratulations! God bless, Martha

  58. Suzanne-488719 October 14, 2009 Reply

    I cried when I read your story. I could not be happier for the both of you! You have been truly blessed.

  59. Michelle-176368 October 14, 2009 Reply

    Wow! That sounds like a fairy tale. I wish you both all the best!

  60. Christina-471347 October 14, 2009 Reply

    im getting HR here…hopeless romantic!

  61. Sandra-38977 October 14, 2009 Reply

    What a beautiful story. I wish you all the best! and I am sure there will be lots of blessings coming your way. God bless you. πŸ™‚

  62. Tracy-483293 October 14, 2009 Reply

    This is such a wonderful and beautiful story! Congratulations to the both of you and God Bless you both! πŸ™‚

  63. Stephanie-478491 September 16, 2009 Reply

    I believe you deserve each other. You're really the best I have heard of. God Bless you.

  64. Maggie-415978 August 20, 2009 Reply

    That is the most amazing and wonderful thing I've ever heard! It hardly seems like it could be reality! You guys are really blessed to have each other, and such a strong relationship with God. Best wishes!

  65. Whil-443312 June 18, 2009 Reply

    Your story is really inspiring…I also love St. Therese of the child Jesus…"My mission is to stand before the Throne of God, and to throw little flowers with Love"…St. Therese of Lisieux…"Goodluck and Godbless…

  66. Yasmine-240524 May 25, 2009 Reply

    Congrats! What a beautiful story. We too are drawn to the Blessed Sacrament. So much so, that we are having our wedding in the Blessed Sacrament chapel at the local Cathedral. God bless you both πŸ™‚

  67. James-110497 May 23, 2009 Reply

    It's a great introduction to what looks to be a wondrous story. I hope that the opening chapters of your life together bring some little trials, just some of life's little bumps, and as you work through them, that God will give you both the wisdom to see what the future may portend.

  68. Cecilia-443760 May 22, 2009 Reply

    I feel good hearing your story Megan coz it's giving a lot of inspiration to people like me who sometimes can't see what God has in store. It's a lesson of faith for everyone who would like to have the best of marriage and relationships. My prayers are for both of you to have a wondrous Sacramental vows and faith filled marriage.

  69. Cecilia-443760 May 22, 2009 Reply

    I feel good hearing your story Megan coz it's giving a lot of inspiration to people like me who sometimes can't see what God has in store. It's a lesson of faith for everyone who would like to have the best of marriage and relationships. My prayers are for both of you to have a wondrous Sacramental vows and faith filled marriage.

  70. Allan-443288 May 21, 2009 Reply

    this is a great story! I'm new to this online dating, but your story proves again that God can do anything for the good of His children. May the Lord always bless you both and strengthen that love that has been declared in such a unique way: in front of the Holly Sacrament! πŸ™‚

  71. Dorothy-414149 May 15, 2009 Reply

    May you both be blessed all the days of your lives!

  72. Brenda-74660 May 12, 2009 Reply

    May St Therese bless you & your fiance! Your story really is inspirational. God Bless Brenda

  73. Maria-380711 May 7, 2009 Reply

    Wow…what a beautiful, touching and moving story….It brought tears to my eyes! How God works in such great and magnificent ways! God Bless you both and keep you safe!

  74. Matt-434154 May 2, 2009 Reply

    That's lovely!! With a proposal that lasted all day, with so many twists and turns, suspense and finally the release of finally proceeding to a most blessed and cherished outcome, Andrew has proven that he has the hunger, desire and power to be a most excellent husband. He will be fighting lifes battles right by your side!! I think the elaborateness of the proposal demonstrates how deeply we should feel for our women before marriage even enters our head. May your lives be perpetually blessed.

  75. Israel-424305 May 1, 2009 Reply

    It the way I want her to feel.

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