A Valentine

Valentine’s Day! A simple celebration of love.

Do you know the history behind it?

How the Roman Emperoer, so afraid that his soldiers wouldn’t want to go to war, outlawed marriage. But young men and women still fell in love, and still wanted to marry. So they went to the Catholic Bishop, Valentine, and asked him to perform the ceremonies. Valentine understood how these young couples felt about each other, and understood the need to marry. So he performed the ceremonies, even though he knew it was illegal.

When Claudius discovered that this was happening, he had Valentine arrested and sentenced to death. During the Bishop’s time in jail, he was visited frequently by the jailor’s daughter, and needless to say, they fell in love. On the day of his execution, he wrote her one last letter and signed it, “From your Valentine.”

What a sad story! And yet today, this man is honored in the most loving way.

Ref http://www.essortment.com/history-origin-valentines-day-65174.html


About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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7 Responses to A Valentine

  1. Very sad and very touching.

  2. bamauthor says:

    I just wrote an article on the history of Valentine’s Day for my local news magazine recently. Quite a few fascinating details associated with it, don’t you agree?

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