Utah Couple’s Strong Tie To Notre Dame Began With A Marriage Proposal

Apr 16, 2019, 10:53 PM | Updated: 11:12 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Notre Dame Cathedral has a special place in one Utah couple’s marriage. A connection that stems back to their marriage proposal.

“I always loved the idea of going to Paris,” Adam Jensen said. He visited the historic site during a business trip in 2007.

“I had seen a lot of things up to that point,” Adam said, “but Notre Dame made such an impression on me. And it lasted a long time.”

It left a strong enough impact on Adam that when he decided to propose to his wife Tacy, he bought her a cathedral-style diamond ring.

“A ring that had a cathedral setting that reminded me of Notre Dame.”

Tacy remember him saying “now I just need to go back there with you.”

As rock climbers, it was only natural for Adam to pop the question to Tacy outside. And what better place to do it than up Ferguson Canyon at a rock wall also known as “The Cathedral Wall”.

“At a certain time of day the light filters through there and it looks like stain glass,” Adam said. “It’s really beautiful.”

But even more beautiful for Tracy was what Adam said to her in his marriage proposal.

“He said that he’s seen the Cathedral of Notre Dame which is one of the most beautiful things he’s ever seen and he loved the word cathedral ever since,” Tacy read from her journal. “He said that one of the meanings of cathedral is the ‘throne of God’…and Notre Dame means ‘Our Lady’ and he wanted me to be his lady.”

“It wasn’t until October last year that Tacy finally got to experience the feeling of Notre Dame Cathedral for herself. And then, she understood.

“It was like ‘yep, I get it.’”

It’s a difficult experience to describe for the Jensen’s. And even more difficult to now see the devastation to an iconic monument that has impacted lives around the world.

“We’re just so glad we were able to see it before this tragedy happened,” Adam said. “Hopefully they can eventually rebuild it.”

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Utah Couple’s Strong Tie To Notre Dame Began With A Marriage Proposal