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Click Here for St. Valentine Prayer's Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14, about the year 270. Pope ... Continue Reading

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  1. Matthew F.
    4 years ago

    this website is very good i was havin a hard time tryin to know about St.Valentine I'm doing a report so I have to go so thank you

  2. John
    4 years ago

    I wanted to post the saints truth on my Fb wall. We all have a great cloud of witnesses cheering us on to the high call God has placed upon our life. This cloud of witnesses is cheering us including Valentine, praying for us along w/ Jesus as He Himself intercedes w/ the testimony of His own blood the first of all Martyrs in His kingdom which will have no end.This to move forward and advance His Kingdom to come do not shrink back as some have for the cause of true love..

  3. Tom Noel
    4 years ago

    Here is a link to an explanation to St. Valentine that was made just so kids could understand it in plain English instead of the Godforsaken language it is written in on this site. Precisely the reason I stopped going to catholic churches.

  4. nyeisha
    4 years ago

    hi i think that it was really wrong what claudius did

  5. Joseph
    4 years ago

    Wat a special love.

  6. Becky
    4 years ago

    The Saints keep us mindful of how very important their testimony was and still is centuries later.

  7. Bob Vacin
    4 years ago

    I have to assist in teaching an adult education class in religion on Valentine's day. This article I will give to them as a basis for appreciating St. Valentine. Many thanks...

  8. Bob
    4 years ago

    That was amzing

  9. lino
    4 years ago

    why is everyone 13 years old WOW !!

  10. khadijah spaulding
    4 years ago

    i think this info is very useful to people how r doing researches on him.

  11. Thomas Sykes
    4 years ago

    I am appalled with the writing and content of this article! I am only two paragraphs into the article and I can no longer stand to read it. Run on sentences, poor grammar, complete misuse of pronouns and an appalling lack of clarity regarding the information on persecution. Who writes this bilge?! I can only hope this is not a teacher or priest who is involved in learning or catechism. WOW!!!

  12. cathy
    4 years ago

    Interesting that so many ppl get hooked on this day / and showing love should be everyday..2morrow is not promised so why wait..smh

  13. John Pierre-Benoist
    4 years ago

    Your information on St. Valentine's and its origins is woefully inadequate:

    The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day
    by Arnie Seipel

    February 13, 2011

    Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.

    The Romans executed two men by that name on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

    Those Wild and Crazy Romans

    From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

    The Roman romantics "were drunk. They were naked," says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.

    The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be, um, coupled up for the duration of the festival – or longer, if the match was right.

    The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day.

    Later, Pope Gelasius I muddled things in the 5th century by combining St. Valentine's Day with Lupercalia to expel the pagan rituals. But the festival was more of a theatrical interpretation of what it had once been. Lenski adds, "It was a little more of a drunken revel, but the Christians put clothes back on it. That didn't stop it from being a day of fertility and love."

    Around the same time, the Normans celebrated Galatin's Day. Galatin meant "lover of women." That was likely confused with St. Valentine's Day at some point, in part because they sound alike.

    William Shakespeare helped romanticize Valentine's Day in his work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe.

    As the years went on, the holiday grew sweeter. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized it in their work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. Handmade paper cards became the tokens-du-jour in the Middle Ages.

    Eventually, the tradition made its way to the New World. The industrial revolution ushered in factory-made cards in the 19th century. And in 1913, Hallmark Cards of Kansas City, Mo., began mass producing valentines. February has not been the same since.

    Today, the holiday is big business: According to IBIS World, Valentine's Day sales reached $17.6 billion last year; this year's sales are expected to total $18.6 billion.

    But that commercialization has spoiled the day for many. Helen Fisher, a sociologist from Rutgers University, says we have only ourselves to blame.

    "This isn't a command performance," she says. "If people didn't want to buy Hallmark cards, they would not be bought, and Hallmark would go out of business."

    And so the celebration of Valentine's Day goes on, in varied ways. Many will break the bank buying jewelry and flowers for their beloveds. Others will celebrate in a SAD (that's Single Awareness Day) way, dining alone and binging on self-gifted chocolates. A few may even be spending this day the same way the early Romans did. But let's not go there.

  14. Lynda
    4 years ago

    The article was 60% helpful. obviously people have forgotten what valentine day is all about. I encourage all to do their research properly.

  15. John B
    4 years ago

    Upon looking up the patronage of St. Valentine for a fb post as a Catholic myself, I am surprised you did not spell Travelers correctly when describing his patronage as a Saint. It is a small typo but I thought you should be made aware.

  16. Don Angel
    4 years ago

    good to know about good people and the life they live. May St. Valentine intercede for me to meet a God fearing guy amen. Happy Val.

  17. Don Angel
    4 years ago

    nice to know about St. Valentine, Please intercede for me to get a guy that will love me for real. and that the youth of this earth will have the fear of God when dealing with others.

  18. Saviour Ekanem
    4 years ago

    His stand demonstrated the love and the the call to mission. Can you link me up with any christian mission i can serve as a missionary?
    God bless.
    Savioue Ekanem.

  19. JJJJJ
    4 years ago

    have to do a 2 page essay font size 12. on page 1 its due tommorow.

  20. gabriel eneogwe
    4 years ago

    It brings love of god and neighbours

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