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Love in the time of COVID-19

couple gets married at an outdoor ceremony at St. Lawrence Martyr Church

When Amanda Valenzuela and Stephen Osborn became engaged last November, they planned to marry at the newly renovated St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach. “It is a breathtaking church,” Amanda said. “There is no church more beautiful than that one.”

But, when Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the coronavirus (COVID-19) closures in March that included churches, Amanda and Stephen started getting nervous. “We hoped everything would be resolved by summer, so I just kept praying and trusting God,” she said. Months passed, and Valenzuela and Osborn found themselves doing their Engagement Encounter on Zoom with dozens of other couples.

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