Saturday, February 5, 2011
Who was St Valentine? - the Legend of St. Valentine
Who was the Man Behind the Hearts and Flowers & Why Did They Name a Day for Him?
Not much is known about the true origins of Valentines Day or who the real St. Valentine was. The Catholic Encyclopedia indicates that the saint whose feast was celebrated on the day now known as St. Valentine's Day was possibly one of these three martyred men named Valentinus who lived in the late third century, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II (who died in 270)
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