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‘Prayers can bring true love’

Don't rush in to find 'the one', Filipino priest says

A Filipino couple spends time together at a park in Manila on St. Valentine's Day A Filipino couple spends time together at a park in Manila on St. Valentine's Day
  • ucanews.com reporters, Manila
  • February 14, 2011
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Lonely singles without a date on St. Valentine’s Day should not despair, a Filipino Catholic Church leader said today.

They will find their life partners, said Father Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the Catholic bishops’ Episcopal Commission on Family and Life.

They will find partners if they pray for it, the priest said.

“That is something that you should pray for. Others, especially the young, might say that this is ‘corny’ but finding a suitable and worthy partner is really something that we ask from God,” Father Castro said.

He said people who rush to find “the one” are more likely to commit big mistakes.

“Don’t rush because when it comes to love there is no such thing as being too late,” Father Castro said. “So be very discerning, responsible and prayerful,” he added.

Being single should not be a reason to be lonely, the priest said, adding that not all are meant for marriage.

“There are other ways to express your love through their friends or family so you should not be lonely,” he said.

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