“…religious yet at the same time also rather cute, timid, and very, very sweet…”
Is timid terribly important to you? Timid girls don’t exactly make themselves easy to find.
Timid girls tend to want a guy “with papers”, meaning a guy that they’ve pre-screened for quality. This might be after consultation with mutual friends, but to be blunt it probably means being pushed in the guys’ direction by friends. They also don’t want some guy they even imagine they’d ever have to fend off. If you want to attract a girl who is both religious and shy, you need to be someone that a sensible Catholic girl would have reason to trust right from the start.
Make a good big circle of Catholic friends and tell them you find shy girls charming. (Saying you like timid girls may sound like you want someone you can dominate.)
Volunteer at a convent. Maybe you’ll meet one of the sisters’ little sisters.
Volunteer for the jobs that get no appreciation…kitchen duty instead of the talent show.
Shy people avoid the limelight. (Exception: Watch the girls in the choir. That is group singing, and you only solo when you’re told to, so you might find someone there.)
Drop by your church when the ladies are cleaning, and ask if they know anyone that fits your description. If they know a cute, sweet, shy, religious girl and they know you’re a nice young Catholic man, I would bet they’ll practically plot with you on your hunt for a likely target. Older parishioners *cannot stand *to see cute, shy, religious girls who have no boyfriends, not unless they think the girl has a religious vocation.
Even if you don’t go looking in the neighborhood of a convent, be ready to lose your quarry to a convent. The Lord has this tendency to choose his brides from the same pool you’re fishing in, young fella! (Ah, but this happens to guys with good taste! :rolleyes:)
I agree, though, that if you want to find a religious girl, but especially if you’re trying to interest a shy one, you will want to hang around religious people and expect to be very very patient. Or, as one saying put it: Don’t marry for money. Hang around rich people, and marry for love.
You might pray to St. Joseph, and to St. Donald. St. Donald’s wife died and left him with nine daughters. When he died, every one of them joined the convent. If anyone knows how to be the protector of a such a gem as you are looking for, those two saints do. They’ll keep your mind on what the Lord’s intentions are in giving you the desire for such a fine wife. Oh, you might also try St. Joachim, he was Our Lady’s father. You might well be called to find yourself your own St. Anne. There is no better way to find a woman like that than to work to become someone the Lord would want her to find.