February 14, 2019 by directorfsm
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…