Although much about the historical Saint Valentine is sketchy and obscure, it is traditionally believed that in the 3rd Century, Valentine, a Christian priest, was arrested by forces of the Roman Emperor. He was martyred for his faith and his defiance of Empire. Happy Saint Valentine’s Day.
Find out more:
- History.com: St. Valentine Beheaded
- NPR: The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day
- Mental Floss: The Saint We Call Valentine
- Valentine’s Day by Mari C. Schuh. 394.2 SCH