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"This is my commandment: love one another as I love you." (John 15:12)
World Marriage Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of February. This year, that is Feb. 10. It falls in the middle of National Marriage Week. The theme is: "Love One Another," which is taken from John 15:12. "It speaks to us in a simple but challenging way of how our Father wishes us to live. Loving one another is a daily decision, simple but challenging." World Marriage Day is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. This event began in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1981 when local couples encouraged the mayor, the governor and the bishop to proclaim St. Valentines Day as "We Believe in Marriage Day." Eventually Pope John Paul II imparted his apostolic blessings on what became World Marriage Day in 1993. See suggested resources to celebrate this day.