Married and engaged couples filled the Chamorro Ballroom at the Guam Marriott Resort & Spa as
the Archdiocese of Agana held the 2014 Catholic Sweethearts Ball celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Father Jeff San Nicolas officiated the renewal of vows for all married couples and were recognized – from the newest to be married to the longest married. Roses, music, dancing and photo-taking also filled the evening.
Alfred & Gloria Mortera, married for 53 years, pose under the Sweethearts Ball banner. They have 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. PHOTOS FOR U MATUNA SI YUOS BY JONATHAN MA B E L L A / A L I T R A T O @ Y A H O O . C O M .
Charlie and Esther Keone, part of a dedicated pool of married couples in the planning committee, toast all married couples.
Ben and Susie Arceo, at left of photo, dance the waltz alongside other couples. Married for 64 years, the Arceos received hearty applause for being the longest married couple at the ball. Ben, 83, and Susie, 82, were married in 1950 at San Juan Bautista Church, Ordot.