Destined For Each Other


A long time ago, in a far away land, we were two lost souls adrift in this world, seemingly without direction, unknowingly destined for each other.

I (Colleen) was very unsure about joining a website like Catholic Match, but decided to on January 1, 2008. Even after signing up and chatting with a few people, I was still not sure about actually talking on the phone or meeting in person. Things went on like this for a few months. Then in May, I decided that it was time to take the chance and finally meet someone in person. I met a few people with disappointing results. Then I received a message from Jonathan and decided to reply.

Jonathan was recovering from yet another disappointing relationship, and despite trying to find success on other dating websites nothing worked. He joined Catholic Match at the urging of his mother who read about it in the church bulletin. Immediately, he was matched with a list of women in his area. I was one of them. He attempted to contact me early on, but was ignored for reasons unknown to either of us. He met several of the other women he was matched with and while they seemed better than previous encounters, something was still missing. Several months after his first email to me, he tried again and this time it worked.

We chatted for several consecutive days via the CM chat windows. A week later we met and talked, discovering that we had a lot in common. It was a wonderful evening, soon to be followed by many more, because we live less than 7 miles away from each other. Things went downhill from there, as we biked down a mountain and rafted down a river in July. Our relationship grew as we continued to see each other and started attending weekly Mass together.

We are still together and going strong. For Spring Break 2009, we traveled to Disney World for an amazing week. On the last night we were there, before a fantastic dinner at a wonderful restaurant, Jonathan proposed and I said, "Yes!" without hesitation. We are now planning a wedding that will be held during the summer of 2010.

Thank you Catholic Match for providing a medium through which God enacted his awesome plan to bring us together.



  1. Marianne-350839 November 4, 2009 Reply

    How nice! God bless and Congratulations to both of you. All the best!

  2. Mireille-473099 November 3, 2009 Reply

    That's so wonderful for both of you. May GOD continue to bless you.

  3. Christina-471347 November 3, 2009 Reply


  4. Lindy-500883 October 30, 2009 Reply

    Im so happy to both of you Coleen and Jonathan i wish that Gods Grace be with in your relationship now and rest of the day… CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  5. Patricia-385859 October 24, 2009 Reply

    How wonderful wishing you both the best

  6. Jocelyn-488656 October 22, 2009 Reply

    That is Awesome i hope i find the same if i haven't already ! ! !

  7. Mayra-384035 October 18, 2009 Reply

    God bless your lifes!

  8. Pat-493648 October 14, 2009 Reply

    What a wonderful story. Truly GOD DOES Do great things. Many years of happiness ahead for you both. God Bless Your Marriage,,

  9. RoseMarie-41488 October 10, 2009 Reply

    beautiful story… keep the faith and you have my prayers

  10. Rj-452467 June 16, 2009 Reply

    May God go with you!

  11. Miho-446783 June 5, 2009 Reply

    god bless

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