Valentine's Day Tidbit #4

Patron Saint

The name Valentine likely comes from a Roman martyr and saint who was imprisoned and fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. He wrote her a letter signed “from your Valentine.*”

Or maybe it was this version…

Legend has it that the holiday became Valentine’s Day after a priest named Valentine…The Emperor at that time…ordered the Roman soldiers NOT to marry or become engaged…Valentine defied the Emperor’s decree and secretly married the young couples. He was eventually arrested, imprisoned, and …was beheaded on February 14th.**

**source: Amore on the Net: The Story of Valentine’s Day
*source: Life magazine

One Response to “Valentine's Day Tidbit #4”

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