Saturday, 14 February 2009
Happy Valentines Day
I am wishing all of you a sweet Valentines, whether you spend it with someone you love or whether you spend it alone. Be happy.
A little history lesson didn’t kill anyone. So Saint Valentine where did you come from?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Vanentinus, all of whom were martyred.
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome when Emperor Claudius II ruled. Claudius II realized that single men made better soldiers than men who had wives and families, so he outlawed marriage for young men (potential soldiers).
Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Emperor Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.