Saint Valentine


St. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned.

When he refused to renounce his faith he was beaten with clubs, and afterwards, beheaded on February 14, about the year 270.

One legend says, while awaiting his execution, Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer’s blind daughter. Another legend says, on the eve of his death, he penned a farewell note to the jailer’s daughter, signing it, “From your Valentine.”

To abolish the heathens lewd superstitious custom of boys drawing the names of girls, in honor of their goddess Februata Juno, on the fifteenth of this month, several zealous pastors substituted the names of saints in billets given on this day. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, young people. He is represented in pictures with birds and roses.



  1. Dear St Valentine please pray that we lead a good and loving married life. Help us trust each other and be faithful to each other always. Please bless us with a second child.

    • Because this used to be his Feast Day and he is still a Saint. People celebrate Valentine’s Day for all the wrong reasons. This day was created by the church in order to “Christian-ize” a Roman pagan festival honoring fertility, love, etc. This day is around the time Valentine was killed/buried. Why not honor him on his day? I do.

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