Sister Mary Elizabeth is a sister no more. Instead, she’s just a woman in love. It happened in 2015, when she came across a monk named Robert, asking him if he’d like something to eat. When she left, she said, their sleeves brushed, and she felt “something of a jolt.” It seems that was her heart-tugging at her.
“I just felt a chemistry there, something, and I was a bit embarrassed. And I thought, gosh, did he feel that too. And as I let him out the door, it was quite awkward,” she told BBC.
A week later, Robert asked Mary to leave the church and Mary him. No, really.
Mary had been a nun for 19 years. She knew she couldn’t be one anymore.
True Love Beats Celibacy
Mary was nervous about the whole thing at first.
“I wore a veil, so he never even saw my hair color,” she said. “He knew nothing about me, really, nothing about my upbringing. He didn’t even know my worldly name.”
But she worked up the courage, packed her belongings, and made the move anyway.
And it’s been marital bliss ever since, with Robert now a vicar of the local church and Mary serving as a hospital chaplain.
This sounds like a good Netflix documentary or Hallmark Channel special. After all, it’s pretty clear that Mary and Robert have a marriage that was made in heaven.