A Long-Distance Match Made In Heaven


Joseph was praying that he would find the right girl. He believed that when the time was right, the right woman would appear. Four years later, the 25-year-old from Missouri was a member of CatholicMatch and was convinced that God had given him the answer and her name would be “Cassie.”

It was an answer to prayer that seems straight out of the Gospel of Luke, with Zachary and Elizabeth that “he shall be called John,” with the birth of John the Baptist. In our modern-day story, Joseph went and searched on CatholicMatch for every woman he could find with the name of Cassie.

The one he found was 21-years-old and living in Oregon. An adventurous young woman with a love for the outdoors, Cassie was skeptical of online dating. “I thought dating sites were just full of weird, lonely guys living in their mom’s basement, or people over fifty,” she bluntly admitted. But she figured it was at least worth a try. She even wrote in her profile that she was open to new and exciting things.

Joseph’s initial message didn’t dissuade Cassie from her original opinion of online dating. He sent her a message that said “Hello sister! God bless you! How are you today?” Cassie thought he was “weird,” but she felt her own calling in prayer to respond to him, and did so.

Catholic online dating success storiesThey began to exchange messages, then to talk on the phone and Cassie felt herself continually drawn to Joseph. They committed to giving a long-distance relationship a chance and he got on the plane to Oregon so he could meet her family. Two months later she made a return visit to Missouri, and when she went back home, Joseph drove with her, making a four-day road trip out of it.

“I realized concretely that I was going to marry this man no matter what,” Cassie recalled. Three months after that road trip along the Oregon trail, they were together again at Sunday Mass. Before the Mass began, Joseph got down on one knee to ask Cassie to marry him, and she said yes.

Joseph and Cassie will be married in less than three weeks. Their match made in heaven stands as testimony to following the guidance received in prayer.



  1. Maria-734416 January 11, 2014 Reply

    Congratulations! What an special story! My prayers so that your life together is filled with love and harmony, peace and prayer.

  2. Gerri-1034607 January 11, 2014 Reply

    Am I the only one disconcerned about the promotion of a 3 month long dating period before a proposal? WOW!

    • Terry-929741 January 15, 2014 Reply

      Me too, but one of my sister’s had this experience and has married now for 15 years.

  3. Rowena-1046696 January 11, 2014 Reply

    May this wonderfull couple live happily w/ the grace of our lord.

  4. Gisele-1040300 January 10, 2014 Reply

    Congratulations beuatiful couple!

  5. KatherineJoy-953998 January 10, 2014 Reply

    That’s absolutely great! I know long-distance relationship won’t well for some people but there are just few who made it really successful. I’m happy to the both of you.

  6. Esther-973501 January 9, 2014 Reply

    I Love their story…and wish the couple a blessed marriage life……………….Men be open to long distance relationships…….Africa ain’t a bad continent to get a wife from….you will never know…

  7. Auro-1049078 January 9, 2014 Reply

    Such a beautiful story!

  8. Jeff-703739 January 9, 2014 Reply

    Lori, I have seen quite a few women do the same. I think it goes against many people’s comfort zones or willingness to actually find that right one, male or female.

  9. Lianna-1046399 January 8, 2014 Reply

    How sweet! That’s crazy that he knew what her name would be.

  10. Lori-1020607 January 8, 2014 Reply

    I just wish more men would be open to long distance relationships. So many say no way in their profile. Why, what are they afraid of? If the woman of their dreams and prayers lived right down the street they would have met her already. Men, please think outside the box! Lori

    • Andrew-1045895 January 9, 2014 Reply

      But many women do the same, saying they don’t want an LDR with a guy who lives out of close distance.

    • Heather-1033703 January 15, 2014 Reply

      For me, I am bound by the terms of my divorce to remain in my state. To entertain a LDR with someone who has an established career or children of his own, would not be advisable; nor would it be fair to either party. I wish it were different, but at least for me it can’t be.

  11. Maria-557658 January 8, 2014 Reply

    I would love to meet a Catholic from Manhattan.Thanks for this opportunity to meet nice people. Catholicmatch Institute. Maria Ramirez

  12. David-870960 January 8, 2014 Reply

    That is beautiful! The very best to both!

  13. Lisa-1017628 January 8, 2014 Reply

    Congratulations. Bests wishes on a long love filled life. 🙂

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