World Marriage Day

Registration 2022

Bill & Carol Brewis: Mercy, Joy and Healing in Marriage

Bill and Carol have been married 40 years. They are blessed with 3 married children and 11 grandchildren. Carol worked as a high school athletic director and basketball coach and earned her undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology. She has also earned a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Manresa Retreat House and received training from the JPII Healing Center. Bill has a degree in mathematics and worked in the computer training and software industry. They are members of Our Lady of Good Counsel and have been there for the past 16 years.

In 2005, they both left full-time employment and set off on a spiritual journey to discern God’s will for their lives. Since that time, they both worked on missions in Honduras, Rwanda, and Bolivia. They have escorted and led pilgrimages to Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and the Holy Land. They both volunteer at crisis pregnancy centers; are involved in prayer ministry and spiritual direction; and minister to the sick and dying.

About World Marriage Day

World Marriage Day, occurring each year on the second Sunday of February, honors the lifelong commitment of husband and wife. World Marriage Day events provide the visible sign of support couples need to continue to make the daily decision to love one another. Pope St. John Paul II, in 1993, gave World Marriage Day his Apostolic Blessing.

For over 30 years, married and engaged couples have come together in Southeast Michigan to recognize World Marriage Day with an evening of fellowship, enrichment, dinner and dancing. To contact the team involved with organizing this event, please email Fran & Rich at:

Book Recommendations

If you're looking for books that can help enrich your marriage, here are a few picks from the committee.

  • Intimate Graces by Teresa Tomeo.

  • Couple Prayer by Bob & Kathy Ovies

  • Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage by Dan & Amber Dematte

  • The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman

  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love by Richard Carlson, Ph D. and Kristine Carlson

  • Marriage, Small Steps, Big Rewards by Dr. Ray Guarandi

  • Thinking Like Jesus by Dr. Ray Guarandi


Worldwide Marriage Encounter:

Tel: (888) 322-9963


English: (800) 470-2230
Español: (800) 966-7981