What’s Love Got To Do With It?


lambskinny:

What has love got to do with anything?

Originally posted on Resting in His Grace:

IMG_20140214_065824Who is this saint that we celebrate on February 14 with hearts and chocolate and candlelit dinners and greeting cards galore?

Some scholarly individuals say that he was a priest executed on February 14 because he would not deny his faith in Christ.

Others say that Valentine was a romantic Christian during Emperor Claudius II reign.  When the emperor outlawed all marriages and engagements, Valentine secretly performed the nuptial ceremonies.  For this reason he was beheaded on February 14.

And still others claim that Valentine was killed because he helped Christians escape from prison.

There is a legend that the reason we give Valentine cards is because the daughter of Valentine’s jailer fell in love with the saint during his confinement.  Valentine wrote a letter to his love and signed it…yes, you can see it coming….”From Your Valentine”.

My ethnic heritage claims Saint Valentine as the patron saint of beekeepers. …

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  1. #1 by lucianaricci on February 15, 2014 - 16:08

    Tante leggende e tutte forse false, e forse vero che questa festa piace soprattutto a fiorai e venditori di cioccolata, ma ormai tradizione e specialmente una festa dell’amore, e credo che l’amore in tutte le sue forme non sia mai ricordato e raccomandato abbastanza. Per cui non so chi tu sia, Christina, ma questa festa anche per te, e per chiunque provi su di s questo sentimento.Tante leggende e tutte forse false, e forse vero che questa festa piace soprattutto a fiorai e venditori di cioccolata, ma ormai tradizione e specialmente una festa dell’amore, e credo che l’amore in tutte le sue forme non sia mai ricordato e raccomandato abbastanza. Per cui non so chi tu sia, Christina, ma questa festa anche per te, e per chiunque provi su di s questo sentimento.a Versatile Blogger Award

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