Friday, October 22, 2021

Saint Valentine of Rome – Saint of the Day – February 14

Saint Valentine of Rome Profile. Born: in Italy. Worked in Italy. Died: 269 AD in Rome, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on February 14.

The Memorial of Saint Valentine of Rome – Saint of the Day

Saint Valentine of Rome Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession N/A
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 269 AD
Place of Death Rome,Italy
Feast Day February 14
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of affianced couples
against epilepsy
fainting
plague
apiarists
beekeepers
betrothed couples
Bussolengo, Italy
engaged couples
greeting card manufacturers
greetings
happy marriages
love
lovers
travellers
young people

Biography

Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was almost a bishop. He was a physician and was imprisoned for giving help to martyrs. While in prison, he made Jailer convert after he restored his daughter’s sight.

There are various theories around the origin of valentines day celebrations.
Some have the belief that it started from Romans mid-February custom where boys drew the names of girls in respect of sex and fertility goddess, Februata Juno. Pastors renamed this holiday replacing it with names of saints such as Valentine to suppress the practice.

Others have it that it originated from the belief that birds begin to pair on 14 February. However, by 1477 AD the English related lovers with the feast of Valentines because on that day birds choose their mates.

St Valentine of Rome
St Valentine of Rome

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