It’s February, and you know what that means… Saint Valentine’s Day is soon. We enjoy our candy hearts, chocolates, and spending time with loved ones just as much as the next guys. However, here at The Catholic Gift Shop we feel like people forget that Valentine’s Day is what it is because of a saint! It is SAINT Valentine’s Day after all.
So what’s the actual story of Saint Valentine like? We have a meme to give you the jist.
So he didn’t distribute chocolate to the masses or give them greeting cards, but he was a very noble and holy man.
Saint Valentine was a priest in Rome. He was close with Saint Marius, and the two of them helped Christian martyrs during some tough times in Rome. When Saint Valentine was eventually caught, they sent him to prison. As our meme explained, he was brutally beaten and beheaded on February 14th. This is where we get Saint Valentine’s Day.
Feel free to explain this story of Valentine’s Day with your family and friends! They may be surprised to hear about it, so maybe soften the blow with some chocolates 😉