8th Polish National Meeting of Couples Who Had Non-Alcoholic Wedding Celebrations

Wedding of the Weddings 2002

Koszęcin (Poland), 2002

Wedding of the Wedding is a time of spiritual renewal. Daily Holy Masses and other occasions to pray are used extensively.

It has to be pointed out that though Poland is currently the country with the lowest alcohol consumption in Europe, it was not always so.

Over dozens of years, over centuries we have witnessed a fierce struggle between the forces of the dark and those of Catholic faith. The beginning of the 20th century was an important turning point of stronger growth in faith that led in 1938 to the lowest ever alcohol consumption in Poland (above 0.7 l per head).

Unfortunate time of world war two during which numerous religious leaders of the abstinent movement were cruelly murdered meant a dramatic drawback in this positive development. Nevertheless over decades courageous priests and friars rebuilt the morality of the Nation to the extent that non-alcoholic wedding receptions started spreading.

When looking back at these developments it becomes obvious that these positive trends would not be possible without God’s Providence.

Therefore each Wedding of the Weddings is always a time of not only excellent entertainment, of dancing, singing, talking, sightseeing, but also a time to say God “Thank you very much, for the graces in my life, for my wonderful wife / husband, for the gift of the children”. Holy Masses, rosaries, Stations of the Cross devotion, and other prayers are integral part of the meetings.