Saint 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.
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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.
This feast has been removed from Roman canon in 1969, no more celebration in the Catholic Church, then why it is posted ?
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.
Amen!! Well said,if we all learned a bit more about all our Saints we could all be inspired to truly become one.
Thank you Lord. I’m very grateful ❤⚘❤
St Valentine intercedes for us to show love through out the days of life. Asking Jesus Christ our Lord Amen
i pray for the marital bliss that has eluded me and peace and love towards my spouse.
I pray that I will find love again.
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Dear st Valentine patrons saint of all true lovers marital couples, pray for my family heal my wife open her falipian tube, give us another child, love, peace, and understanding. Lord through the Intercession of your humble servant St Valentine answer my prayers in Jesus name Amen.
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Hi Debbie,I hope today finds you feeling better; the last day of your long weekend, and a pretty one at that!Extra blessings and hugs!Denise
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Saint Valentine, pray for us!
St. Valentine, pray for all.
Saint Valentine – heals the broken-hearted.