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World Marriage Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of February. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, which sponsors this event, offers many ideas that churches, groups and couples can use to mark the day. It began locally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1981. By 1993, Pope John Paul II imparted his apostolic blessings on what became World Marriage Day.
By Father Bill Dilgen, SMM
"Father, as we prepare for World Marriage Day, we thank you for your tremendous gift of the sacrament of marriage. Help us to witness to its glory by a life of growing intimacy. Teach us the beauty of forgiveness so we may become more and more one in heart, mind and body. Strengthen our dialogue and help us become living signs of your love. Make us grow more in love with the Church so we may renew the body of Christ. Make us a sign of unity in the name of Jesus, our Lord and brother. Amen."