Who is St. Valentine? We know Valentine’s Day as a day of love, but did you know it came from a priest named Valentine. Find out who he was. #StValentine #ValentinesDay #SaintValentine
Who is St. Valentine?
I’ve blogged about St. Patrick, which you hear more about in March. This one is about St. Valentine, known around Valentine’s Day.
Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, was 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. Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who ministered to Christians, who were persecuted there.WikiPedia
We know the day that is supposed to honor him on Valentine’s Day, but the day was called Feast of St. Valentine since 496 AD. There use to be a feast celebrated on February 15, the Feast of Lupercalia, which moved to February 14.Who is St. Valentine? We know Valentine's Day as a day of love, but did you know it came from a priest named Valentine. Find out who he was. #StValentine #ValentinesDay Click To Tweet
According to the Catholic Church, a saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God. But, in a future blog post, I will show you what the Bible says is a Saint. It might surprise you! (Follow this blog, so you won’t miss that post!)
“At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.” One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.Catholic Encyclopedia
Valentine was imprisoned and murdered for marrying Christian couples who were facing persecution. It was around 278 AD, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II, Valentine was executed by beating and beheading. During that time Claudius II banned all marriages and engagements. It was reported that that day was February 14.
Did you know what is what Valentine’s Day is about?
If you dig into the holidays we celebrate, they mostly were Catholic started or based.
You can also learn more about St. Patrick.
Check out these Valentine Related Blog Post:
Below are some Valentine Blog posts you might want to check out. Check back often, as this list may be added to.
- A-Z of Valentine’s Day
- Happy Valentine’s Day
- History of Kissing
- How Chocolate Became Tied to Valentine’s Day
- Origins of the Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box
- Purse Puzzles
- Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World
- Valentine’s Day Quiz Printable
- Who is St. Valentine?
- Why is Valentine’s Day Celebrated on February 14th?
First Published February 14, 2019. Last updated or republished January 19, 2021.
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