Most everyone in this country celebrate's Valentines's day, but they don't know anything about the person behind the holiday.
So, who was St. Valentine?
Did he really exist? What was he REALLY like?
The answer is yes. Almost all historians believe that St. Valentine did exist, but he wasn't a romantic figure like Rudolf Valentino, who I'm sure used the name as part of his own mystique.
"Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II."
On February 14th he was tortured and put to death because he wouldn't renounce his religion.
So, how on earth did this holiday come to represent hearts, flowers, and cupids?
Well, a blog that specializes in saints suggests that ....
"some believe the Romans had a mid-February custom where boys drew the names of girls in honour of the sex and fertility goddess, Februata Juno." Others feel the custom of greetings "stems from the belief that birds begin to pair on that date."
So now you have a little bit of history behind the holiday.
Share the love everyone and have a wonderful VALENTINE'S DAY!
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Catholic Online: St. Valentine - Saints and Angels
Saints SQPN.com: Saint Valentine of Rome