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|
|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
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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.