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More Victorian Valentine Cards
Backcountry Notes ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jay Henderson

Posted on 02/05/2010 6:18:51 AM PST by jay1949

Valentine's Day derives from the Feast of St. Valentine, established in 496 by Pope Gelasius I. Why this feast day was decreed remains obscure and the identity of the specific St. Valentine thus honored is uncertain -- there are several St. Valentines recorded in the early centuries of the Catholic Church. Neither is it certain how the Feast of St. Valentine came to be associated with cupid, romance, roses, doves, and such.

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KEYWORDS: cards; valentine; victorian

1 posted on 02/05/2010 6:18:51 AM PST by jay1949
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To: jay1949
Neither is it certain how the Feast of St. Valentine came to be associated with cupid, romance, roses, doves, and such

This info kept in the secret archives at Hallmark..

2 posted on 02/05/2010 6:33:47 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jay1949

The priest we call St Valentine encouraged couples in decadent Rome to get properly married.

Minor point of interest: St Valentine’s remains are in my Parish Church.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 6:44:30 AM PST by agere_contra
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