Feast Day 💌
Today is the feast day of Saint Valentine 🙏🏻🙏🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿
Valentine of Terni
I t is said that Valentine of Turni was a doctor and an Italian priest of Rome. He is known to have performed healing miracles, succouring persecuted Christians, and most notorious for defying the emperor’s orders by secretly marrying couples to spare the husbands from war. It is for this reason that his feast day is related to the theme of love. His love for humanity also largely contributes to the theme of love.
According to legend, St. Valentine cut hearts from parchment and handed them out to remind men of their vows and the persecuted, of God’s love. Customarily worn by Bishops, St. Valentine also wore a ring with an image of cupid engraved in it, which is why cupid and hearts are recognized as symbols of Valentine Day and associated with love and courtship.
Valentine was persecuted for his deeds and eventually executed for his religious beliefs on February 14, 269 AD. Now canonized and remembered as the patron saint of love, his legacy lives on as we celebrate him every year.
Happy Valentine’s Day to All