Catholic Saints

Saint Valentine

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Valentine
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Valentine
  • Fast, concise facts and information
  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Valentine
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Priest and Martyr

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Valentine

The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Valentine: February 14
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Priest and Martyr
  • Date of Death: Saint Valentine died 270

The Story and History of Saint Valentine

The story and history of Saint 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 Porta Valentini. 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 this day.

Prayer to St Valentine
Prayer to Saint Valentine

Feast Day of Saint Valentine
The Feast Day of Saint Valentine is February 14. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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