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Another question this one about St. Valentine

What country was he from?

I could look it up, but I don't want to lol if anyone knows a little about this saint please share with me.


Asked by Kattykitten at 10:35 AM on Feb. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Those are the 3 St. Valentines that have Feb. 14 as their Feast Day (St. Valentine of Terni, St. Valentine of Rome, and the St. Valentine who died in Africa).  There are actually other St. Valentines with different feast days - St. Valentine of Ravenna (Nov. 11); St. Valentine of Genoa (May 2); St. Valentine of Trier (July 16); St. Valentin Parquay (Jan. 1); Valentine Berrio-Ochoa (Nov. 1).  There was also a Pope Valentine  who was pope for about 40 days in 827 (but he was not canonoized a saint).


    Answer by eringobrough at 8:42 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • Italy-- the roman empire

    Answer by ecodani at 10:38 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • You're too lazy to look it up yourself but you want us to do it for the time it took for you to come to CM and write your question you would have had the answer from Google....


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • There are actually 3 St. Valentines. One was a priest in Rome. One was a bishop in modern-day Terni. And one was a martyr in a Roman province in Africa.


    Answer by eringobrough at 5:21 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • eringbrough, three? are all their feast days on Sunday? or just one in particular?

    Answer by Kattykitten at 5:34 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • FYI - St. Valentine's Day has been removed from the universal liturgical calendar of the Church (meaning the calendar of dates celebrated by all Catholics throughout the world) but it is still on some local liturgical calendar can be celebrated in particular locations (like by a church named for the saint). This is probably because the 3 St. Valentines are early Christian martyrs and we just don't know much about any of them. When the universal liturgical calendar was reformed after the Second Vatican Council, saints whose historical origins were obscure were removed from the universal liturgical calendar in order to more fully concentrate on the lives of Christ and his Mother. Those saints whose feasts were retained were generally those whose lives historical scholarship could more easily support.


    Answer by eringobrough at 8:48 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • That Lupercalia existed doens't mean that St. Valentine didn't exist - we have his remains and know he was buried at the Via Flaminia north of Rome on February 14. Prior to Chaucer, no links between the Saints named Valentinus and romantic love existed. The early focus was on sacrifice rather than romantic love.

    However, in his paper "St. Valentine, Chaucer and Spring in February", 20th centuryl iterary scholar Jack B. Oruch debunks the theory that Valentines Day was create to replace Lupercalia, showing that it was based on a mistaken understanding of Church chronology put forth by the English antiquarian Alban Butler in 1756 and propagated by other scholars in the 19th century. Oruch suggests that Valentine's Day's themes of love and romance were actually a creation of Geoffrey Chaucer and a number of his contemporaries in late 14th century England.

    Answer by eringobrough at 3:01 PM on Feb. 14, 2010