BYU grads found love in Paris and new faith later

November 8, 2014 12:12 AM

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Patty Willis and Mary Lou Prince fell madly, deeply for each other in the City of Love — back when Mormonism still viewed their mutual attraction as a sinful choice.

The year was 1978 and the two Brigham Young University graduates met at a Paris LDS congregation. They spent many clandestine nights, walking along the Seine or sequestered in an apartment, cuddling and talking nonstop about music and art, French cuisine and poetry, language and literature.

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