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Not so much is known about Joseph, although we can learn more about him through the writings of some mystics. Some say that God revealed him and Mary to each other through prayer before they ever met. He knew that a very special woman named Mary existed before he ever met h...
Did you know that Mary was approximately four feet and eleven inches tall? She may be petite, but in the eyes of God, she is a decorated Four-Star General and a powerhouse of a saint. The Blessed Mother is my favorite saint, I admit it. This may be the first of many artic...
St. Thomas Aquinas is one of the greatest minds of the middle ages and he would become one of the greatest saints of our Church. He lived in Italy in the 13th century in the area now known as Lazio. Thomas was born into a wealthy family. He could be considered brilliant, ...
Solanus Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870. He was one of sixteen children. His parents had immigrated to America from Ireland. Barney, as he was called as a boy, grew up in a very loving Catholic family. His siblings enjoyed playing baseball together, also skiing and s...
My brother Michael is a seminarian in the diocese of Tegucigalpas in Honduras. My brother Michael is an extremely grateful person. The other night when I was speaking with him on the phone, he mentioned that he was really focusing on gratitude in his life, on thanking God ...
The year was 2010 and it was January. I took a pilgrimage to the beautiful country of Italy. As a single person, I had travelled much and had seen numerous countries. I am taking advantage of my time as a single to travel, to learn about other people and cultures, and to ...
A Greek princess who lived during the time of the Roman Empire, Philomena was a physically beautiful woman. Not much is known about Philomena’s life. She was martyred by Diocletian in Rome in 304 AD around the age of 13 or 14. She is a virgin and a martyr. She is th...
Deep in the heart of Basque country of Spain, a soldier of Christ was born. Ignatius would become a great saint with a gifted intellect, a zeal for God and His kingdom, and a fighting spirit. Ignatius of Loyola grew up in a noble family and became a Knight as a young man. ...
Gianna Molla is a newer Saint, one canonized recently by John Paul II. She was raised in a large Catholic family of twelve children and lived in the Lombardy region of Italy. Her parents were devout and often prayed the Holy Rosary together as a family. During her teen ye...
Many of us are part of the John Paul II Generation. I know I definitely am. We grew up with this Pope. He was the only Pope many of us knew for twenty-five years. John Paul II was and is a spiritual father to many of us. I know that I personally was able to see this Pope...
Hildegard of Bingen was a German nun who lived in the 1100s. She was a learned polymath and had numerous achievements in various fields, including medicine, nutrition, theology, botany, music and literature. She would have been familiar with illuminated manuscripts from th...

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Stephanie Klatt

Stephanie Klatt writes on Catholicism and issues for singles. She enjoys making pilgrimages to the shrines of saints, listening to Gregorian Chant and the music of Hildegard of Bingen, visiting local farmersí markets, and travelling to Europe. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and currently resides in Chicago, Il.

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We met in August 2013 after a few messages on Catholic Singles. From our first date, we were comfortable talking about everything from faith to football. On our second date, before going sailing, we started our day with mass together. Although our lives took very different paths previous to meeti...

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So here we are 13 years later! Susana and I we'd in August 2004 and have been happily married ever since. Last night we were laughing about the "good old days" and Catholic Singles was at the forefront of our memories. My goodness, a lot has happened since 2002. A lifetime of memories, love and d...

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We just wanted to thank you. We got married on April 11, 2015 after meeting on CatholicSingles.com! Best Regards - Simone and Matt

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