Feast of Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine, known as Saint Valentine of Rome was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. From the High Middle Ages, his Saint’s Day has been associated with a tradition of courtly love. He is also a patron saint of epilepsy.

Saint Valentine was a clergyman – either a priest or a bishop – in the Roman Empire who ministered to persecuted Christians. He was martyred and his body buried at a Christian cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to the Ponte Milvio to the north of Rome, on February 14, which has been observed as the Feast of Saint Valentine (Saint Valentine’s Day) since 496 AD.


Oil on Canvas by Valentin Metzinger (1699- ) who I suspect has a special interest in St. Valentine. It currently resides in the Franciscan church in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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