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Valentinus (Valentine)

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Born: 2XX AD
Died: 269 AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Martyr, Priests, Saint

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269 AD - Valentinus, Saint Valentine, a Roman martyr Priest was sentenced to death by cutting the head ordered by Emperor Claudius. Before his head was cut off, he restored the sight of his jailers daughter whom he fell in love with as well.

 

496 AD - The feast of Sanit Valentine was first decreed by Pope Gelasius I.

 

1969 AD - Formerly celebrated the feast of Saint Valentine on the 14th of February by the Roman Catholic Church, until a revised calendar was issued, pursuant to the Second Vatican Council.


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