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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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This info kept in the secret archives at Hallmark..
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.
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