Who was St. Valentine?

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February 14, 2019 by directorfsm

Martyrdom of St. Valentine

It being “Valentine’s Day” at least here in the U.S. I thought I would explore if there was more to today than just expensive roses that quickly die and stale chocolates. -Mike

Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, is a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of courtly love.

All that is reliably known of the saint commemorated on February 14 is his name and that he was martyred and buried at a cemetery north of Rome on that day.  It is uncertain whether Saint Valentine was one individual or a pseudonym for several…


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