The Catholic Church no longer officially honors St. Valentine,
but the holiday has both Roman and Catholic roots.
The Origins of St. Valentine’s Day
The day dedicated to love, which has its roots in ancient Rome and on which the
Church recalls a martyred saint.
Who Was St. Valentine?
From St. Anthony Messenger magazine
How did the holiday of love and romance originate and, more importantly,
how did St. Valentine become involved?
The answers to those questions are not easy ones.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday shrouded in mystery and legend.