February 14, 2011

Saint Valentine

Happy St. Valentine's Day

Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages

Saint Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. St. Valentine decided this decree just wasn't fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine's actions he had him put to death.

Read more about St. Valentine at Catholic Online by clicking here.


+JMJ+ said...

Happy Valentine's day!

THe saint that picked you is finally up on my blog. Thanks for your patience.

Adrianne said...

I will check it out. thanks, I was just thinking of checking the other day. :)