But they both spotted each other praying in the Lady Chapel beforehand.After eight months of courtship they were engaged and then married. Of course, Clare and James’s story sounds a bit too good to be true and you may remain sceptical.But Clare was at a different point in her life than most of her fellow Catholics at university.
He had been using Catholic Match on and off for five years and was about to give up.
I made friends with Clare shortly after her engagement. “It’s a Catholic dating website.” Clare was in her early 30s when I met her but looked younger.
The natural question I asked was how she met her fiancé. She was striking, exceptionally bright and heavily involved with her university chaplaincy.
James initiated communication once Clare’s profile appeared and he and Clare exchanged daily emails for nine days before arranging to meet.
They agreed they would start with Mass at Westminster Cathedral.
When you send her your usual Valentine’s card, signed by her, “secret admirer,” why not pop a gift card in the envelope as well?