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Valentine’s day

St Valentine, Valentines day, Church

St Valentine, Valentines day, ChurchToday is Valentine’s Day, and we share chocolates, special dinners, or cards with our loved ones, but where does the 14 February celebration of love come from and who was St Valentine? Although there are a number of stories about St Valentine, one seems to be acknowledged by most sources as the more likely and perhaps more accurate version.

Christian martyr

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica St Valentine was a Christian martyr. He was supposedly a Roman priest and physician that defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to ... continue reading