But they both spotted each other praying in the Lady Chapel beforehand.
After eight months of courtship they were engaged and then married. Of course, Clare and James’s story sounds a bit too good to be true and you may remain sceptical.
Thanks to this section, you are less likely to endure a steak dinner while your date insists the Pope is personally responsible for the Aids epidemic in Africa or that she thinks she has a vocation to the Catholic priesthood.
Of course, no tick-box exercise can completely assess romantic compatibility.
By meeting on a Catholic site, your relationship is grounded in the faith from the outset and God is at the centre.” When you sign up to Catholic Match, you begin by answering basic questions about your weight, height, eye and hair colour in order to create a profile.
The website also asks if you have tattoos or piercings.
As Valentine’s Day approaches the majority of us may not be inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s father’s business-like approach to romance.