Love Connection at the Liturgical Institute
They knew they were coming to the Liturgical Institute's 2011 and 2012 summer sessions to learn about the Sacred Liturgy. Little did they know they would wind up engaged to be married. Evan Stricklin, a pastoral associate from New Jersey, came at the request of his pastor to further his liturgical education. Ruth Ristow, an artist working at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, came to learn about sacramental aesthetics and liturgical art and architecture.
Then Cupid hit.
Two years later, Stricklin and Ristow returned to the campus on Valentine's Day, 2013, where Evan popped the question on the University's beautiful lakeside pier. No wedding date set yet, but the Institute offers its heartiest congratulations and promise of prayers for a blessed and happy marriage.