Monday, May 2, 2011

Matchmaking post!! Anthony is a catch, ladies!


Okay, this is way too fun! 

Some of you may remember that I fancy myself a Catholic matchmaker. Well, today is a great day for me, and perhaps for some lucky Catholic lady out there. 

You all know our good friend and commenter, "Giuseppe", who is not only a trained philosopher, but also a fellow blogger and a United States Marine currently serving our country in Afghanistan, far away from his beautiful wife and baby son. 

Well, dear Giuseppe has been telling me a little bit about his buddy, Anthony, a fellow Catholic and Marine, who is looking for a wife. Always hoping for a way to help and honor our incredible servicemen, I begged for permission to put out a bit of a personal ad, right here on the Bubble!! Permission was granted!!

Without further ado, here is handsome, valiant Anthony:

Who doesn't love a man in uniform?! Am I right ladies?

Anthony is 25 years old, 5'10", and a graduate of St. Anselm's College. He did FOCUS for a year (great group!!), before becoming a Marine Officer. He has been serving in Afghanistan for the past seven months, leading a platoon of Marines as a Combat Engineer (which means he is quite brave).

He loves to sing (was tenor in a barbershop quartet in college!), and he loves to run (3 miles in 16 minutes -- blazing fast!). He has a great sense of humor, a good head on his shoulders, and an energetic, outgoing personality. He is a devout and faithful Catholic, and balanced in his orthodoxy. He does not compromise on virtue (i.e., he's a real man!!), and he does not smoke or dip.

*UPDATE: And he cooks!! Also, he's from Boston, but is currently stationed at a Marine base in CA. I have been informed by Giuseppe that Anthony does not have a Boston accent and does not say "wicked"! (Though he will talk in the accent of his youth if you prod him. Ha ha!)

Anthony is looking for a Catholic woman who is devout, pretty, and somewhat athletic.

If you are this woman, or if you know this woman, please email me at littlecatholicbubble@gmail.com, and let's start building Catholic families for the Kingdom!!

St. Joseph, patron of families, pray for us!

78 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'm happily taken but I will start storming heaven for this Marine to quickly meet his intended spouse! :-)

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  2. Goodness!!! I should show this post to a few lovely lovely young ladies at my parish!!!! If this young man DOES meet a match, I hope we get to view the wedding pictures ;-)

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  3. Lol! Leila, you are so funny...you just sound so excited in this post! :) I'm also happily taken, but I'll be praying for him at Mass this morning!

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  4. Oh, and he cooks! This post doesn't mention that he can cook. He can cook! :)

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  5. This is hilarious. Well, even if he doesn't find a wife, he'll probably get quite a few care packages out of the deal. :-)

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  6. I am way beyond the years of knowing any unmarried ladies, but I pray for him to find the wife God has for him.

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  7. Haha, love this! He sounds like a great catch and is cute to boot so I'm sure he'll have no trouble! :) Leila, after he gets married you'll have to have a sidebar ticker with the # of matches you've created.

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  8. This is like the ultimate blogging giveaway for the single Catholic ladies!! I am happily taken, but I'm forwarding this to my friends :)

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  9. Haha! I love this! What a catch! And he's darn good looking too! I have a lovely friend at our parish I'm going to forward this to. :)

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  10. I married a Navy man (an officer in the JAG corps).... All the qualities that make up a successful military man are the same that make for an awesome husband!!

    I do miss the uniform now that he is out though *swoon*

    Carla
    www.bringinghenryhome.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm sending this to the Bright Maidens!

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  12. Hot potatoes, I love a man in uniform and he's Catholic!!! Woo-Hoo!!! Oh I'm happily married! hahaha Well first let me say I hope I can raise a boy as fine as him....Unfortunately Hannah is a little to young for him. But I will pray he finds a great woman! ;) Bless him for his service!

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  13. hmmmmmm... let me see if i can think of any... oh wait, im a single, catholic lady!! ;)

    this is too funny :)

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  14. Ok, this made me laugh. Pick me! He is so handsome, and there is nothing more attractive than a good Catholic man.

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  15. Liesl and Katy, get those emails in to me if you want to be in the running, ha ha!! :)

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  16. I love that you are doing this!! Bummer he is so young, I have some wonderful single friends in their mid 30's....any men for them??

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  17. St. Rita's Roses, it can't hurt to ask! If anyone has any great guy in his mid-thirties, please let me or Rita know!!! :)

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  18. Stacy, I immediately thought of the Bright Maidens as well! Good call. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

    Leila, you should tell him, when he's next on leave, to take a stroll around UD. Single, pretty, super Catholic girls who swoon over a man in uniform abound.

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  19. With your update I thought DANG he's off the market already????!!!! hahahahaha

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  20. Sew, he may be soon! Ha ha!!!

    Calah, I know, can you imagine?? I still swoon over that scene from An Officer and a Gentleman. (Although looking back, that is a not very cool relationship…)

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  21. Hmmmm, this post already has way more hits than my last one, on canonization! Go figure!!

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  22. Ooh- I know of a GORGEOUS single Catholic woman with an amazing voice (she sang at our wedding!) and great, Orthodox family. I need to e-mail her...

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  23. This cracks me up!! I'll say a little prayer that the right lady is out there and sees this!! ;)

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  24. I have a candidate!!! I sent her an email. Her name is Maggie and she loves God with all her heart and sings like a songbird. This is fun!

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  25. Ra-Ra, excellent! Yes, it's so fun that I may have to make it a monthly feature! :)

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  26. He's gonna get married in the uniform! OMGOSH! So handsome! My dad got married in his uniform! Love it! :) I must get a life! hahahahaha I can't wait to watch this unfold! ;)

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  27. Am laughing so hard right now- this is AWESOME! God bless Anthony for being so open! And I will DEFINTIELY be forwarding this to my young adult women's group :) Because they keep asking where all the decent Catholic men are... now I know.. they're on Little Catholic Bubble!

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  28. Sew, wow you are right! NOTHING like a groom in uniform! :)

    Christine, ha ha that is awesome! Tell 'em to get cracking and get their emails in to me! There's a line forming, ha ha!

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  29. Boston? Oh, that sinks it for me. I'm a diehard Yankee fan. Well, that, and I'm married. :P

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  30. My daughter...she will be 22 in June.

    Devout? Hmm...goes to church every Sunday.

    Athletic?? Questionable - not that she is opposed to sports, she just is not involved in any extra curricular activities like that.

    She loves to cook and bake. She is very petite and beautiful (okay so I am a little biased)...
    should I send a photo?

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  31. Michele, send a photo and a little bio… (elaborate on the devout part… the "hmmm", ha ha!!). Thanks!!

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  32. I wish I knew some single Catholic women for him. He is a catch!! He cooks, he's athletic, he loves God (in no particular order). I am happily married to a man with similar qualities, minus the uniform. ;)

    I will pray for a good wife for him!
    Clara

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  33. Hey Matchmaker, can you find me a 40+ year old single Catholic man? Let's make it REALLY hard! LOL

    DD

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  34. awww I'm too young!!!!! =( (and not very pretty =P though I Do work a lot...does milking cows/farming count as "athletic? XD ) But I am going to send it on to some totally Catholic, rockingly beautiful ladies...because, as Leila so aptly put it, who doesn't love a man in uniform? ^_^

    Myn

    has he seen this? and all the compliments he's getting? XD XD XD

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  35. I sent you a bio not about myself but my friend Heather. She just seems to be perfect for him!

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  36. Katy, thanks!

    Myn, I am sure you are very pretty! And yes, he will see all of this, and the emails, if he hasn't already! So fun.

    DD, you never know what God has in store! :)

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  37. You are HILARIOUS!! I love it!! And he is a doll, he will get snatched super quick!

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  38. I am searching for an older man. I'm twenty years older than young Anthony.

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  39. I LOVE THIS!!!! What an awesome guy! Hope we find him someone perfect for him! :) (haha I say "We" because we are all in this together!!!)

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  40. I had to laugh when I came across this....
    I am 22 and just a few weeks away from beginning my training with FOCUS.
    My brother is a Marine stationed in CA.
    I love to sing!
    Not so much on the athletic side hahaha.
    But I guess I'm out of the picture for a while, as FOCUS has a dating fast for all first-year missionaries. Keep us posted! :)

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  41. I think this is fantastic. : ) A friend forwarded it to me, since I'm a single Catholic gal, although I think I'm looking for someone a little older (not much) than Anthony. I think it's a great idea, because it's getting harder and harder these days to meet good virtuous men! I'm wary of online dating, but this seems more like being introduced to a nice man via a family member or friend, rather than online dating. : ) If you have a nice 29 or 30 year-old, I'll be ready! :)

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  42. Leila--- having been on the receiving end of your "matchmaking skills" I must attest to the fact that your enthusiasm for bringing young Catholics together is something else!!!! This post cracks me up!

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  43. Rebecca, you've got it all together for 22! I love your blog!

    Joan, keep your eye on the Bubble… you never know!

    Shannon, ha ha ha ha!!!

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  44. I'll be sending in my application soon! Keep an eye out for it ;)

    Perhaps we could start doing this for all the lovely ladies we know in our lives? Not to lament but I see plenty more Catholic women at events than Catholic men - we're outnumbering them 4:1!

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  45. Stacy & Calah, I'm the only single Bright Maiden! Haha! Not that Julie & Elizabeth are jealous of me.

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  46. Perhaps we could start doing this for all the lovely ladies we know in our lives? Not to lament but I see plenty more Catholic women at events than Catholic men - we're outnumbering them 4:1!

    That's what I hear, and it's crazy! Yes, please anyone with any good leads on solid Catholic guys, let me know!

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  47. I don't think we'd be a good match, but I'll email you anyway. You never know. ;-)
    By the way, I do know some good Catholic single men, but they're all on this side of the ocean ...

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  48. I love that you are doing this--does Anthony know his handsome face is being adored by so many women right now??? I wish I knew someone...he looks and sounds like a sweetheart that deserves a sweetheart.

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  49. Oh my, at this rate Anthony will be overwhelmed with young ladies!! while reading thru the comments this morning, I am reminded of this link. It has been featured on EWTN as an excellant way to meet single catholic's. younger and older.
    http://avemariasingles.com/
    The success stories are so inspiring and provide hope for those looking for that someone special.

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  50. I just want to say that I prayed the rosary for years asking Jesus and the Blessed Mother to help me find a good Catholic spouse. Several years later I found him on a Catholic Singles website. We were married on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 16th 2007. He was well worth the wait!!

    If you are single and hoping and praying for a good Catholic spouse, I highly recommend asking Jesus and His Mother to help you find one and praying the rosary. You will NOT be disappointed! They will lead you to the RIGHT one!!

    Single women and men, you have my prayers! "Giuseppe", your family, Anthony, and all of our brave men and women in the military I will be remembering you and all your needs and intentions in my daily rosary as well! Anthony, praying for you that you will meet the right Catholic woman!

    "Giuseppe" and Anthony thank you for serving! We appreciate you!

    May God send you both and your families many blessings!

    Maria Therese in Mass

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  51. What a catch! :) I'll have to send this link to a friend! Good to know he is in CA, I have friends here! LOL!

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  52. What a cutie!!!! I have some really cute Bama girls that are single:):):)

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  53. Giuseppe and Anthony - thanks for your sacrifice!
    Anthony - all the best in finding that Mrs. Anthony. You sound like you're a great guy.

    -Nubby

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  54. LOL, Leila I had to laugh at your observation that this post was getting more comments than the the last post on canonization! He is quite the handsome military man, I hope he finds his match.

    And Sew you crack mw up!

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  55. Loving this, but what is wrong with occasionally saying 'wicked'

    Ah well, you can take the girl out of New England, etc

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  56. Leila - you crack me up! Lolol. This is awesome. We need more Catholics helping Catholics find true love. :) Vocations, vocations!!!!

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  57. Is (a mature) 21 too young? :-)

    And thank you to Giuseppe and Anthony for serving our country!

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  58. I wish I wasn't going to be a nun! He lives about 2 hours from me!!
    Le sigh.

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  59. Anonymous, not too young! Email me!

    vitaconsecrata, I have it on good authority that your intended Spouse is pretty amazing, too… :)

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  60. oh! I was just pondering something like this for my single male friend. I'll send you his info for the above poster looking for a guy mid 30's!
    You are a hoot! I hope Anthony finds a girl.

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  61. Oh, he can cook! I wish my boyfriend would!

    I'm just kidding. I won't troll! I'm not that mean. And he obviously wouldn't be interested!

    But good luck nevertheless! Everyone deserves somebody to love!
    -Peter

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  62. I just have to say that I met my husband on catholicmatch.com & I recommend it for Anthony & all these ladies who have been sending him their pictures and bios. Obviously, keep your head on straight and be careful about giving out personal info online... but reputable, Catholic online dating sites are a reasonable place to meet other young people who are (most of them, anyway) actively interested in getting married. Afterall, it is nearly impossible to meet young men at church anymore... not that they don't go; it's just that often parishes have no venues that appeal to manly men. They sure do get a lot of single women, though, lol!

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  63. Anonymous, yes, I agree! Catholic Match and Ave Maria Singles are great sites! And I agree it's much harder for ladies to find good men than vice versa, sadly.

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  64. My brother is also a devout Catholic Marine Officer (though currently deployed) and he is stationed out of San Diego. If Anthony is in the same area, and if he doesn't already know of this, he would do well to attend mass at St. Brigid's. It has an amazing young adult catholic community and the parish is quite orthodox. http://www.stbrigid-sandiego.org/info_sbya.htm Hope this helps!

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  65. Anonymous, your brother isn't an Infantry officer named John, is he?

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  66. I was just referred here after being told my brother in law was being showcased for a date! All I can say is marrying Anthony's brother is the best decision I ever made :) Can't wait to see this unfold.

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  67. Andrea, ha ha!! That is great! I can't wait to see it unfold either… :)

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  68. So what happened? Any news/update? =)

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  69. Anonymous, I believe Anthony is working on emailing all the wonderful ladies, but I will be back with some more info for you just as soon as I can! :)

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  70. Update: I have learned that Anthony has emailed one of the ladies, and it's in God's hands now! Thanks to everyone for all your interest, and please know of my prayers for all the amazing women who wrote in, or whose friends/relatives wrote in. If anyone has a great Catholic man who is a real catch, let me know. There are a lot of incredible women out there...

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  71. Had to post my pictures here! I am so blessed they stopped by our home last week.

    http://www.acceptingabundance.com/2011/06/blogger-meet-up-three-bs-midnight-radio.html

    You are so full of energy Leila! It's addictive. :-)

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  72. Haha! This is wonderful & I hope that everything works out for him!

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  73. We need an update on Anthony. LOL I can't believe I ran into this post over a year later!!

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