CatholicMatch Finally Clicked For Edward & Victoria


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CatholicMatch didn’t seem to be working for either Edward or Victoria. Here he was in August 2010, a member for several years and still looking. The 32-year-old from Southern California had just been honorably discharged from the Army and was deciding what to do with his life. After several months of reflection, he made the determination that God was calling him to be single.

35-year-old Victoria had gone on several dates with CatholicMatch members, but the click just hadn’t been there. It was during Lent of ’11 that she sent Edward a message. Luckily Edward forgot to cancel his membership and was able to read the message.

Edward brought Victorinia into a full life that included his beautiful golden retriever Christi.

Edward brought Victoria into a full life that included his beautiful golden retriever Christi.

There was no doubting the impact that Victoria had on Edward. “I knew immediately that God had brought Victoria into my life,” he recalled. “A few weeks (of messages) went by before I mustered the courage to call (her).” When he did, the connection confirmed what he believed the Holy Spirit had been telling him. The phone call lasted several hours and led quickly to a face-to-face date.

Edward was active in the Church and he was attracted to Victoria because of her own commitment to faith. The first date was appropriate—they went to Mass and then to brunch, to visit an abbey in Orange County. “From the moment I saw Victoria in church parking lot, I knew that God had brought me my future wife,” he said.

Two years after deciding God called him to be single, Edward cut the cake with Victoria.

Two years after deciding God called him to be single, Edward cut the cake with Victoria.

After three months of dating Edward felt confirmed in everything he believed after that first meeting and his proposal was truly something to remember.

“I proposed to Victoria on the flight deck of the Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego Harbor,” he told CatholicMatch. “I accepted her sobbing as a yes because she was so overwhelmed.” They were married on the first Saturday of 2013.

Edward strongly encourages those who are still looking for that special someone to keep their Catholic faith strong and “remember that true love is Christ dying on the cross for all,” as he put it. It’s an appropriate message for any time, but surely even more so during this Lenten season.






9 Comments

  1. Courtney-885262 March 20, 2013 Reply

    “Edward brought Victoria into a full life that included his beautiful golden retriever Christi.”

    Full lives include dogs. No arguments there.

  2. Sue-906387 March 20, 2013 Reply

    I am a great pet-lover and Love golden retriever as well have a kitty. I pray my mate will love my adorably kitty as much as I love her.

    Congrats to you both! :)

  3. Kim-922832 March 20, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for that beautiful story! It gives me encouragement to keep the Faith in all things in my life, and to know God will provide. One of my favorite Bible verses is, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4 Our Blessed Mother also watches over me and takes my prayerful intentions for a new spouse to Her Son. Sometimes I get very discouraged because so often the messages I send to the gentlemen on Catholic Match are ignored, and I seldom hear responses back. Dating, like parenthood, sure isn’t for cowards. It takes alot of courage to follow God in our lifewalk, and to wait on Him and trust His plan. Blessings to all of you on your search! Kim

  4. Donna-667906 March 20, 2013 Reply

    This was a very encouraging story. Congrats to Edward and Victoria! The key is to be open to the Lord and His Love, whatever He may be calling us to… marriage or single life.

  5. Esther-532964 March 21, 2013 Reply

    Yeah! I like success CM stories! They give me hope to never give up. Thank you and many blessing for a long and happy life together! Esther

  6. Javier-170219 March 21, 2013 Reply

    I know the couple in the article. I’m sure they will be very happy. God bless both of them!

  7. Teresa-702126 March 23, 2013 Reply

    Don’t give up have faith. I met a fabulous person in CM
    It have change my life with happiness and closer to God

  8. Micah-672969 March 23, 2013 Reply

    “Luckily Edward forgot to cancel his membership and was able to read the message.”

    Hahaha! You mean…”luckily Edward forgot to turn off the automatic renewal feature.”

  9. Victoria P. March 23, 2013 Reply

    Blessing all and Thank you , my husband Edward is 37 and the love of my life:) the beautiful golden retriever Christi.” is my In-laws Dog :)we have a pet cat :) are wedding was so beautiful as we are one in Christ. and yes i did cry out my vows:) May God bless you all and peace of Christ . Mrs Victoria Psota

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