But Clare was at a different point in her life than most of her fellow Catholics at university.She was slightly older, a recent convert to Catholicism and was still considering her vocation.But they both spotted each other praying in the Lady Chapel beforehand.
But painful as it is, at least such questions sharpen the process of elimination.
“You need humility to sign up to the website because you do feel embarrassed, especially when you spot people from you local parish,” Clare told me.
“But in many ways a dating website makes sense because you are removing the initial physical attraction and so it’s easier to establish a relationship of the mind first.
It read: “Middle ranking civil servant, single, Catholic, 43-years-old, immaculate past, from the countryside, is seeking a good Catholic pure girl, who can cook well, and who can do all housework, who is also capable of sewing and a good homemaker in order to marry at the soonest opportunity.” It was through the Altöttinger Liebfrauen Messenger newspaper that Joseph Ratzinger met Maria Peintner.
They soon married and Maria gave birth to three children; Georg, Maria and Joseph.