From Walk On The Beach To Morning Mass To The Altar

Rob and Lisa grew into their relationship and fell in love.

Everyone progresses in a relationship at their own pace. Not only is that true of different couples, but it’s true within a relationship as well. Just because a couple doesn’t have true love spring about simultaneously in a neat, linear way, doesn’t mean it wasn’t meant to be. Rob and Lisa are proof of that.

They met on CatholicMatch by exchanging emotigrams back and forth and made good use of the chat feature. They lived a manageable fifty miles apart in California and she drove to see him ten days after they first made contact. After starting the date with Saturday evening Mass, they enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the harbor and a walk along the beach, a true picture-esque romance.

For Rob, it was truly love at first sight.

Lisa wasn’t quite as certain and chose to keep her options open. It took several more dates, including a day at Disneyland before she felt her heart was in the right place to make the leap.

This all transpired in May and June. By September any doubts about their relationship were gone and they were unabashedly in love. At this point, Lisa’s father did the ideal work for a couple in such a situation — he was a jeweler.

After a long talk between her father and Rob, a paternal blessing for their marriage was secured. The question was popped after a daily Mass, at which point they want to her father’s shop in the Los Angeles diamond district to pick out the diamond and ring. Later, at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Rob put the ring on his new fiancé’s finger.

Literally at that moment the church bells began to ring — dare we say that the new engagement now had another paternal blessing, this one from the Heavenly Father?

Today Rob and Lisa are married and living at his home in Irvine, just outside L.A. They attend daily Mass together to keep their marriage on sound footing. They allowed each other to grow into the relationship at their own pace and reap the rewards of that today.


  1. Janis-59313 December 19, 2010

    Beautiful story. Now, let it rub off on me!

  2. Dawn-58330 December 20, 2010

    I love reading stories like this! Thank you for sharing Rob and Lisa journey. Now, let’s see it happen all over, God! :)

    • Its all in the timing and yeah, Our Lord had His hands in this union!!!God bless you guys!!They say you meet someone when you least expect it……be patient & trust….

  3. Angela-11187 December 22, 2010

    What a beautiful story. Congratulations!

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  5. Michele-642915 December 26, 2010

    my first thought was, is that a picture of the Father/daughter dance? sorry, it’s hard to see his face and it looks like is old from that angle.

  6. Theresa-401082 December 28, 2010

    beautiful story

  7. Shela-514559 December 28, 2010

    love at any age is still magical

  8. Windi-480009 December 28, 2010

    Lovely story with a very happy ending. May God bless the 2 of you in your union.

  9. Darryl-360757 December 31, 2010

    Lucky Rob…

  10. Isabel-656802 January 10, 2011

    ESa son las obras de Dios.

  11. Very beautiful and inspiring! God bless you both.

  12. Rosanne-672517 January 11, 2011

    I found this story tom be justv the kind I like, truly romantic. I wish it would happen for me.

  13. Susan-600296 January 13, 2011

    I loved your storybook ending!

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