Grodno hosted solemnly the Czestochowa icon on July 15 and 16. Back 20 kilometers before the city motorcyclists from Grodno motorcycling club, "Rhinoceros" waited for her. It was really something new. The participation and enthusiasm of these young men and women on bikes were moving.
Everyone wanted to attach a flag with the slogan against abortion. Unfortunately we run out of them. From distance however one could see the convoy, colorful flags and everyone understood what was going on.
Arousing great interest and applause, the escorts of 18 motorcycles with pro-life flags, drove through the streets of Grodno with Our Lady. Accompanied by ringing church bells the icon came to the Orthodox Cathedral of God’s Care (Svjato Pokrovskij Katedralnyj Sobor), since she is currently the guest of Orthodox Church in Belarus. After the prayer a beautiful and moving exhibition on the protection of unborn life and traditional family values was opened.
Pilgrimage participants visited the municipal family gathering club "Rebirth", which unites families that opt for having many children.
On the second day on July 16 in the city’s regional health care center a conference on scientific and practical aspects entitled "The demographic dynamics and the potential of Belarusian population. Family the foundation of society" took place with specialists from Russia and Belarus. They discussed issues related to fertility decline, family crisis, an aging population, the possibility of preventing the enormous quantity of abortions and post-abortion stress problems. Also raised the possibility of introducing in Belarus NaProTECHNOLOGY and work prospects in the field of consulting and assistance in the defense of life. The conference met great interest. Many people expressed a desire to organize further meetings and to join the pro-life movement.