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St VALENTINE

Christian Saint

This Valentine's Day you all know — but do you know the Saint?

He was in fact a pagan priest jailed for helping Christians in Rome.

He restored the sight of the jailer’s blind daughter but was only rewarded by being clubbed to death. People doing miracles from jails — what would happen if this sort of thing was left unchecked?

His executioners did however forget to check the date. It was common belief that the fourteenth day of February was the day birds chose their mates.

Having a Martyr expire on this day gave humans the chance to have a Saint for this day and go all lovey-dovey too and give gifts and cards.

Poor St VALENTINE never got the chance to mate at all — unless the jailer’s daughter knows something we don’t.

St VALENTINE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : VALENTINE
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-269
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 521

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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