Gael Love: Advice and Stories from Alumni Couples

by Bryan Navarro '10, Director of Digital Media, Alumni Engagement & Events | February 14, 2024

💕 Love can be enduring, especially when shared between Gaels. This Valentine's Day, we bring you light-hearted stories and relationship advice from Saint Mary's alumni. 

2 secret words for a happy marriage

From the slopes of Aspen, Colorado, to their marriage in the Saint Mary's Chapel, Marty Noonan '68 and Sandy Noonan share some tongue-in-cheek advice.


Marriage is not 50-50

Married a week after Graduation, Sonya Sanchez '78 and Jimmy Sanchez have relied on doing a little more than they expected to make their marriage and family work.


Christian Brothers as matchmaker

It wasn't immediate, but Troy Nunley '86 and Susan Lawrence-Nunley '88 found love when Brother Michael Meister, FSC brought them together over dinner. 


Marriage is a team sport

Bill ‘68 and Lois Sonneman met while dancing at a Saint Mary’s/Holy Names mixer back when both colleges were single-gender.


These stories were first published on the @GaelAlumni social media page. Follow along for stories, news, memories, and events.

Several of these videos were filmed at the Toast to Gael Love during Reunion 2023.

Got a story to share? Write the Alumni office's Director of Digital Media, Bryan Navarro '10