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The ‘Real’ St. Valentine Was No Patron of Love

February 14, 2019 - General
Relics of St. Valentine of Terni at the basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin.

On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity, I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.


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