When a John met Shannon...a @catholicmatch success story! This is the beginning of a video made by Shannon’s dad (JD Maher). Such a lovely story 💙 @mahriphoto

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★New Blog Post★⠀
How to Navigate Spiritual Differences in Marriage⠀

Her illness prevented her from attending Mass during acute phases... Then her husband would stay home with her. Then somehow it quietly transformed into not regularly practicing the faith. ⠀
★Read the rest with the link in the bio★

Where love, truth and God come together and unite the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.
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#catholicmatchcouple Mary Kate & Matthew welcomed their baby boy into the world last month! Swipe to see more pictures from their love story 💙 @marykatearterbery @mjlarterbery

Here again is the wonderful day on which the Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven. We all praise her with the words:* Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Blessed are you, holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise: through you has risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God.* Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
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"Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving...Without sacrifice there is no love." Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.
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Single Catholic Ladies take on tough questions at the @blessedisshe__ retreat this past weekend with @ceciliapappas •What’s something you wish more Catholic men would know or do? •What’s something you wouldn’t want to see in a partner? •what’s an ideal 1st date?
Hearing some similar responses from these women 🤔

St Maximilian Kolbe (1894 - 1941)
He was born on 8 January 1894 in occupied Poland: he joined the Franciscans in Lwów in 1910, and was ordained eight years later, as his country became free and independent for the first time in over 120 years. He believed that the world was passing through a time of intense spiritual crisis, and that Christians must fight for the world’s salvation with all the means of modern communication. He founded a newspaper, and a sodality called the Knights of Mary Immaculate, which spread widely both in Poland and abroad. In 1927 he founded a community, a “city of Mary,” at Teresin: centred round the Franciscan friary, it attracted many lay people, and became self-supporting, publishing many periodicals and running its own radio station. In 1930 he went to Japan, studied Buddhism and Shintoism, and through the Japanese edition of his newspaper spread the Christian message in a way that was in harmony with Japanese culture. In Nagasaki, he set up a “Garden of the Immaculate,” which survived the atomic bomb. He also travelled to Malabar and to Moscow, but was recalled to Poland in 1936 for reasons of health. When the Germans invaded in 1939, the community at Teresin sheltered thousands of refugees, most of them Jews. In 1941 he was arrested and sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, where he helped and succoured the inmates. In August of that year a prisoner escaped, and in reprisal the authorities were choosing ten people to die by starvation. One of the men had a family, and Maximilian Kolbe offered to take his place. The offer was accepted, and he spent his last days comforting his fellow prisoners. The man he saved was present at his canonization.
Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom is the least important thing about him. We are none of us likely to find ourselves in a position to emulate his sacrifice, and speculation as to the heroic way in which we would have behaved in his place is a pernicious waste of time. What is important is that he acted the way he did because of who he was – or, rather, because of who he had become. It is because of who he had become that we revere him as a saint:

All hail the power of Jesus’ name; Let Angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem To crown him Lord of all.
Crown him, ye Martyrs of your God, Who from his altar call;
Praise him whose way of pain ye trod, And crown him Lord of all.
Hail him, ye heirs of David’s line, Whom David Lord did call;
The God Incarnate, Man Divine, And crown him Lord of all.
Let every tribe and every tongue To him their hearts enthral,
Lift high the universal song, And crown him Lord of all.
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#catholicmatchcouple Cassandra and Michael didn't let the Atlantic Ocean & 3,700 miles get in the way of their love! Sadly, Cassie found out recently she has ovarian cancer.
PRAYER sustains day by day. In addition, if you want to help them financially, you can do so with the GoFundMe link in our bio!
Thanks so much 💙

Are you looking for someone who is perfect or someone who is a great match?⠀⠀⠀
Head to the blog for some thought provoking questions that really dig deep, and spur realizations about yourself and your own ways. ⠀⠀⠀

O God, source of all goodness,
who have shown us in Saint Mary
a woman of faith living by the power of the Cross,
teach us, we pray, by her example
to live the Gospel in changing times
and to respect and defend
the human dignity of all in our land.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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#catholicmatchcouple @mahriphoto and John's wedding photos are something out of a magazine! They have been married about 2 months now 🙌🏼⠀
(📸 A Moment Of Joy Photography)

7 SIGNS YOU’RE A GREAT CATCH! 🎣 Swipe to Watch ( @ceciliapappas )

No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account. Hebrew 4:13
#iseeyou #dontbeshy .
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"I Married 'The Weird Internet Girl' and Now We Have 8 Cute Kids" #catholicmatchcouple

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