St. Valentine

What is the real story of Valentine’s Day?

Saint Valentine of Rome

Saint Valentine Roman saint


Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of courtly love. Wikipedia

Died: 14 February 269 AD, in  Rome, Italy

Born: 226 AD, Terni, Italy Nationality: Roman Full name: Valentine of Terni

Feast: February 14 (Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran Churches); July 6 and July 30 (Eastern Orthodox)Buried: Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin, Ireland

The ancient Romans may be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.Feb 13, 2011