St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical (the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints) account of Saint Valentine states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers. These soldiers were forbidden to marry and were persecuted under the Roman Empire.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, will you be celebrating with a special someone this year? Find your lady some jewellery or your man a nice wrist watch. Then grab your car, throw on a romantic CD, and take your sweetie to dinner!