A Triple Crown: Catholicism, Pro-Life Activism & Harleys


Christopher & Vita love Mass and a good motorcyle ride

“I knew God was good but never realized He can even send me a devout Catholic who’s as motorcycle-mad as I am!” Vita told CatholicMatch.

Finding a handsome man who had a common foundation in the Catholic Church, in pro-life activism and in the charismatic renewal pleasantly surprised Vita. Finding a man who possessed all those things and shared her passion for motorcycles downright stunned her.

It was 2008 when the two residents of the United Kingdom joined CatholicMatch. They were each recent emigrants, he from the United States and she from Lithuania, and CatholicMatch was a tool to keep contact with people of shared values and faith. They each met friends with whom they keep in touch with today. It was their pro-life work that  provided the impetus to their romance.

Chris sent her a brief note about his involvement with the Society For Protection of Unborn Children. It started an amiable e-mail exchange that stayed mostly on life in their new country as opposed to their homelands. Just before Vita went home to Lithuania for a week, Chris opened up and told her more about himself, and it unlocked something special in Vita.

“He was all I was looking for in a man,” she said.

It wasn’t just that he owned a Harley, a coincidence Vita found amazing in that she never missed a motorcycle show in her hometown. But she loved his artistic talent as well. When she returned they went on a date at the British Museum, and he surprised her by learning some phrases in Lithuanian.

They stayed “in the friendship zone,” as she put it, but it was obvious both felt something more.

Vita sought advice from her spiritual mentor, who was convinced that Chris was the one she’d been waiting for. She shared this with him the next time they met and they decided to take the next step and become a couple.

A few months later Chris took Vita to New York to meet his family. He took her to the Empire State Building for a visit, they went to the very top, and it was there he asked her to marry him.

“I’m not sure whose hands were shaking more, mine or his,” she told CatholicMatch.

They had a small wedding with family and friends this past August, complete with a photo session at nearby Kenilworth Castle. And as a wedding present, Chris gave his new wife a shiny new Honda Shadow. They were set to ride off into the sunset.






14 Comments

  1. Dionne-675109 February 13, 2011 Reply

    Wow God really supplies all our needs.

  2. David-202563 February 16, 2011 Reply

    God is always watching over everyone! Congratulations and here is to a life time of happiness and open road to cruise on down!

  3. Marie-575233 February 26, 2011 Reply

    Nice story.They appear to be well grounded. God bless

  4. Betty-573079 March 1, 2011 Reply

    good luck many years together. thats the important of your faith and your religion. trust each other, love each other until death do you part.

  5. VictorJoseph-528736 March 5, 2011 Reply

    I want a story like that in my life. I’ve looking and waiting for my wife all my life. Now I believe She’s very close to me but I haven’t still met her. I miss you honey. I have a life time missing you. :*.

  6. Albert-689276 March 6, 2011 Reply

    Congradulations on finding your match. Motor cycles were also part of my wife and my life. we had 61 years of good married life. we often went for m.c. rides she rode behind me as a passenger. I started riding a new 1963 Triumph 650. anyway we had a lot of good times and I envy you and wish you all the best. God bless you both. Albert Anchondo

  7. Victoria-635458 March 7, 2011 Reply

    quiero desear muchas felicidades a esta pareja que dios los bendiga y ojala que yo por este medio pueda encontrar el amor.verdadero con una persona que tenga los mismos valores que yo y sea un temeroso de dios.gracias

  8. Eric-462361 March 7, 2011 Reply

    He gave her a motorcycle as a wedding present? A man cannot love a woman more than that! LOL
    If you are interested in motorcycles and the protection of abused children, might I recommend:
    http://bacaworld.org/
    It is a world wide organization, open to all that have interest in protecting children and riding motorcycles.

  9. Carrie-698589 March 12, 2011 Reply

    i like to fine a man and i pray for him and i say my roseaid last night i hope one the men read and pray the same thing to i like have long leadship to i am pray ash weds and in the catholic church

  10. Geysha-696950 March 12, 2011 Reply

    God bless you guys with a lot of love, health, and beautiful and healthy babies!

  11. Yajaira-699647 March 13, 2011 Reply

    god is wonderfull and has something for ours

  12. Vita-374201 March 14, 2011 Reply

    Thank you all for your kind words! We’ve been happily married now for 1,5 years and can’t imagine how we lived before we met, seems like we knew each other forever. Still riding the motorcycles and hoping to be blessed with a baby sometime soon :) We thank God that He brought us together through Catholic Match.

  13. Yssa-701268 March 17, 2011 Reply

    wow ! Congratulations to both of you ! More love to come. I wish I can find also my true love the one that I’ve been praying for so long. God Bless both of you!

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