Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saint Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day. As celebrated today this isn't a religious celebration, but there was a Saint Valentine, well, actually there were a few. The one in question was either a priest in Rome or a Bishop of Terni, condemned and martyred outside of the Flaminian Gate of Rome on February 14 in the late third century. Maybe it was one or the other of these, or maybe those stories both relate to the same man. The Feast of Saint Valentine was first celebrated by Pope Gelasius I on February 14, 496. The association of the day and the saint with romantic love developed in the middle ages. Here's a Valentine by Mumu to help you celebrate the day.

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