The CatholicMatch Institute recently hosted a Catholic Retreat for singles at the Malvern Retreat Center in Pennsylvania. CatholicMatch Institute contributor, Bryan Mercier and Father Stephen DeLacy, vocations director in… Read More
After much prayer—specifically a novena to St. Anthony and to St. Joseph—Lucy decided Daniel was worth responding to, so she upgraded to full membership and replied. Their communication got off to a good start, but it still took a few months to actually get together—a literal disaster intervened.
CatholicMatch members have an opportunity to fill out a match portrait to help them find other members they wouldn’t normally meet. Based on responses and match filters, compatible members will appear… Read More
Mike & Suzie both thought they had found “the one.” At different times, in relationships, prior to joining CatholicMatch, they were convinced they were with the person they would spend the rest of their life with. But it didn’t work out.
“As cliché as it sounds…that really deflated us,” Mike said. “However, as we all know, God’s plan is far different than ours.”
“I never wanted a long-distance relationship,” Angela admitted. “In my CatholicMatch searches, I never searched more than 200 miles…I am so thankful that Gene chose to message me and I chose to respond. I share our story because it was someone else’s story that helped encourage me to join CatholicMatch…I hope that maybe ours will be an inspiration and encouragement to others who are frustrated with dating.”
Forty-four sixty-seven. Forty-four sixty-seven. Forty-four sixty-seven. That was my mantra as I frantically searched my purse, praying I would discover the additional $4.67 I needed to pay for… Read More
Jaci’s view of online dating quickly changed for the better, and not just because she liked the safety features put in place by CatholicMatch. An even bigger reason was that a Navy sailor, soon to be stationed in Pensacola, contacted her in that first month.
Editor’s note: On June 27-29, the CatholicMatch Institute is hosting a Catholic Retreat for Singles at the Malvern Retreat House. The weekend features speakers Bryan Mercier and Fr. Stephen Delacy, who… Read More
Editor’s note: The CatholicMatch Institute is happy to announce our newest contributor, Arleen Spenceley. Arleen is a Catholic blogger, staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, and author of Chastity is For… Read More
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.
CatholicMatch Institute contributor, Jessica Zimanske has had some tough questions to face when explaining why she and her fiancé, George, weren’t living together before their wedding day. Jessica… Read More
Mark and Amy getting together with each other—or anyone else—was by no means a foregone conclusion. In fact, each were tired of the frustrations associated with dating, but were giving it one final try
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.
Franciscan University of Steubenville is hosting the Encounter Young Adult Conference in St. Louis (May 30-June 1) this year. The CatholicMatch Institute spoke with Fr. Christopher Martin who will be… Read More