I was surprised to hear him proposing to me. I got confused because I was trying to peacefully end my first relationship when Serge came. I knew him as a decent person with faith, intelligent, joyful and cool…
In the past two+ weeks fifteen couples shared their “Love Stories” in this blog, leading us to this celebration of St. Valentine’s day and drawing us closer to the Source of their love. However, the beauty of a sacramental marriage continues – beyond the St. Valentine’s day, beyond Ash Wednesday, into the Lent, and all […]
March 1980, New York, both attend a day of prayer and recollection and are distracted. ;-) by each other’s presence.
My first impression of him was: stiff, serious guy that never smiles and knows nothing about the “real world”. He was not the kind of guy I wanted to hang out with.
We first met while playing frisbee on my college campus. Although Autumn doesn’t remember meeting me, I certainly remember her.
Although both French, born very near each other in Paris within one month, we met in New York City. Eva was a student and Bertrand was an intern. We were then 23 years old.
The love story below is far from the “happily ever after” promised in fairy tales and Disney movies. All the more so, then, does it testify to the grace that comes from the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Marie and I met sometime in the fall of 1998 through the LifeTeen youth group at our parish in Austin, TX. Marie was born and raised in Texas while my family and I are from Milano, Italy.
Soon after Christmas, Tom invited me to go ice-skating on what seemed to be the most frigid day in Minnesota. This, of course, was the first of many dates that followed.
In early December of 2009, I received a message from an American man living abroad in Italy. My first thought? “Oh no! Not someone abroad!” I ignored the message and went about my business.
We were both 37 years old and realized we pretty much each knew what we wanted in life. We asked a married couple to help us ask each other the right questions in order to discern, to make up our minds and see if we wanted to get married together.
In 2011 Chris and Hannah were in their first year of law school. Both were focused their studies but also on staying near the Lord.
We met for the first time at the ages of 18 and 22 but it was only a few years later, through an Emmanuel Community Youth prayer group, that we started to get to know each other better.
In the summer of 2005, Amy was preparing for a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Cologne, Germany when Thomas first contacted her through AveMariaSingles
I left my family to go to study in another city in our country. I had several contenders at that time. I noticed Emeric at the daily Masses in parish, he attended before going to work.
Bérénice is from Grenoble in the French Alps (most beautiful mountains in the world :-) ) and Pierre-Eloi is from Versailles (yes, the castle near Paris).
Saturday, December 9th, members of the Emmanuel Community all over the world (including us in Alpharetta / Gainesville GA) experienced the renewal of the Consecration of the Community to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The solemn consecration ceremony took place in the Sanctuary of L’Ile- Bouchard. Many of you may not have even heard […]
February 14th is a day when love is celebrated by couples. We want to take this Valentine’s Day to honor “the icon of God’s love for us,” (Pope Francis) sacramental marriages! To display the beauty of a sacramental marriage, we are aiming to post at least 14 love stories from our married brothers and sisters […]
When we came from France, 11 years ago, we started attending mass at the French parish in Washington, DC (St Louis de France) and at the closest American parishes. We wanted to inculturate. Then two of our children attended a Catholic American school (St Jane de Chantal, in Bethesda, MD), and the immersion became more […]
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart Thanksgiving is the very special time of the year, when we think about all our blessings. I believe we should be thinking about them every day—but often in the everyday craziness it’s hard to stop and reflect. It’s hard […]