Happy Valentine's Day
According to the Roman martyrologist, February 14 is the feast day of Valentine of Terni or Saint Valentine. He lived during the third century, under the reign of Claudius II the Gothic. Born in the year 176, in Terni, he was a priest, then a bishop.
Arrested for having married Christians, Valentin de Terni is imprisoned. He then met Julia, the daughter of his jailer, who was blind from birth. From his captivity, Valentin de Terni maintains a romantic relationship with Julia. She will miraculously regain her sight.
The news and the frenzy of this miraculous healing reached the ears of the Roman emperor who ordered his execution, on February 14, 269, in Rome.
Officially named patron saint of lovers in 1496, the first romantic traditions associated with this celebration are listed from the 14th century, in England, more than 1,200 years after his death.
The Catherine Center of Saint-Augustin therefore takes advantage of this date to wish you a happy Valentine's Day. May peace and love be with you and your loved ones.
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