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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, for the entire month of February, Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship is on sale on Kindle for only .99!

Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship is a celebration of faith and enduring love. This compilation contains 12 courtship/dating stories which will inspire, captivate and entertain readers. Some of the stories include: a widow with eight children meets a widower with six children; a man asks his live-in girlfriend “what if we stopped having sex,” and is greeted with tears of joy; an atheist falls in love with her Catholic Prince Charming; a woman prays to God for a husband and years later finds herself falling in love with a seminarian; a sailor prays a novena to marry the right girl. What these and all the stories illustrate is that God is the ideal matchmaker.

Read excerpts here (scroll down to the bottom of the page).


Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship is a Song of Songs, a book of praise, a treasure-house of faith and romance par excellence!  This truly beautiful collection of Catholic courtship stories is a must-read for anyone discerning a vocation, especially the call to marriage; and for those courting, engaged, already married, or widowed. What a great gift to Holy Mother Church, and a powerful witness that God does make marriages in heaven.  Lisa Mladinich, author, Be An Amazing Catechist: Inspire the Faith of Children, and True Radiance, Founder, Amazing Catechists

Whether you’re courting, engaged to be married, newlyweds, or celebrating your jubilee years together, this terrific resource offers something for anyone looking to grow closer to God and to one another in a loving relationship.  Lisa Hendey, author, The Handbook for Catholic Moms,  The Grace of Yes, Founder and editor, Catholic Mom

Fabulous book that I can’t wait to recommend to all my single and married friends. You truly created a gift for this generation! Dawn Marie Roeder, author It Doesn’t End Here

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Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship

For a year and a half I have been working on a book entitled “Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship.” It is scheduled to be published next spring. I have had the privilege of interviewing, transcribing and editing most of these stories and I have to say that it has been one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever worked on.

It began nearly two years ago on Valentine’s Day when a group of homeschooling mothers was enjoying one another’s fellowship as our children played together and exchanged cards. Since it was Valentine’s Day, I asked one particular woman (Jeanette) if she would share how she and her husband (Michel) met. One of the reasons I knew their story intimately is because they worked together in my husband’s recording studio many years ago.

One of the women (Kathy Cassanto) said, “It’s too bad there isn’t a book out there with Catholic courtship stories.” My initial response was: “If there isn’t, there should be.”

So we set out to find inspiring courtship stories. Fortunately, we didn’t have to search very far. Oftentimes, I merely listened to a small voice prompting me to ask certain couples, “Would you like to share the story of how you met?”

Here are just a few of the confirmed stories which will be included in the book:

A sailor, stationed on a naval ship in 1951, prays a novena that he is marrying the right girl. Soon thereafter, his fiancee breaks off the engagement and he finds the “right girl” to whom he’s been married to for 59 years.

A man studying to become a priest is introduced to a fellow seminarian’s sister and discovers his true vocation to marriage.

A widow and a widower discover a renewed friendship and love.

In the coming months, I will be posting excerpts of the stories on this blog.

copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach