Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine lived in Rome during the third century. There are varying accounts of Valentine’s story, however, it is believed that he was a priest who illegally married Christians during a time of persecution in Rome. As a result, Valentine was sentenced to death for his devotion to God. Despite popular belief, February 14 is not the feast day of Saint Valentine. In fact, there is no official church feast day in his honor. He is the patron saint of love, young people, and happy marriages.  If Saint Valentine were alive today he might be running an online dating service. Happy Valentine’s Day!