St. Valentine – celebrating love
St. Valentine – the real story
Saint Valentine was a priest that was serving the Christian church in the period of the Emperor Claudius the second.
In the time of his reign, Claudius the second gave an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people.
He believed that married soldiers could not fight with brave arms in wars if they were in love or if they had families left behind.
So what was so special about the priest Valentine was the fact that he never embraced the emperor’s opinion and he has officialized Christian ceremonies by secret.
He believed in the power of love so he married many young couples despide the edict. Because of his behaving he was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death.
There are many legends about the time he was in prision.
One of them says that his guardian Asterius get attached to him and his religion and he asked Valentine to meditate his daughter Julia who was blind.
By the time Julia was studying with the priest he made her believe in miracles and one day, they made a pray together and Julia has been healed.
His last words before being decapited were addressed to Julia and signed “from your Valentine”.
It is not really a romantic story, but is about true love, faith, hope, and prayers.
It is a story that teaches us to believe in miracles, to be grateful to God for all the blessing he has given to us.
Celebrate Valentine’s day not only with your beloved but also with your family, with your dearest friend, with all the people you care about.
That’s the real point of this holiday: being kind, generous, full of love and joy.
Fill your heart with hope, faith and lots of love and then share it with others.
Sharing is caring, but also makes you live a wonderful life!