February 7, 1996

RELIGION AND CULTURE: Why do we call it Valentine’s Day?

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c. 1996 Religion New Service (RNS)-How did a priest martyred for his faith in third-century Rome become a symbol of romance for sweethearts the world over? History says little of St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers whose feast day is celebrated Feb. 14. Scholars agree he was a priest and physician who lived in […]

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