Saint for the Day - February 14 - St. Valentine
Valentine was a holy
priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family,
assisted the martyrs in the persecution under
Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the
emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all
his promises to make him renounce his faith
ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with clubs,
and afterward to be beheaded, which was executed on
the 14th of February, about the year 270. Pope
Julius I, is said to have built a church near Ponte
Mole to his memory, which for a long time gave name
to the gate now called Porta del Popolo, formerly
The greater part of his relics are now in the Church
of St. Praxedes. To abolish the heathens' lewd
superstitious custom of boys ' drawing the names of
girls, in honor of their goddess Februata Juno, on
the 15th of this month, several zealous pastors
substituted the names of Saints in billets given on
Saint for the Day - St. Valentine
Read about the Saint for today - February 14 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
In the cause of justice and
truth, prudence should not be
held in account; otherwise
prudence is mere human respect.
St. Paul says: "The wisdom of
the flesh is death."
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