They are doing something very right. In the world of Catholic online dating, Ave Maria Singles has created a successful niche, focusing on devout Catholics seeking “to experience all the blessings and challenges of a true Catholic marriage.”
Their harvest has been plentiful, too. In 15 years, an astounding 2,000 Catholic couples have met on Ave Maria Singles and gone on to marry.
So, what’s the secret of their success? Recently, Regina Magazine caught up with a group of Catholic singles from Ave Maria Trips aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, which this year called at Cococay, Bahamas (Royal Caribbean’s private island), San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten.
This is not an ordinary cruise, of course. This is because in addition to the de rigeur fun-filled visits to port cities and plunges into the Caribbean surf on sugary sands, these passengers also have daily Mass and Adoration available.
So, just what were the secret thoughts of the Catholics during those days and nights filled with balmy Caribbean breezes? That’s what we wanted to know. Here’s what they told us: