Saturday, February 14, 2009
What's the fuss.....
Today's the day everyone, so I hope you are prepared. Cards, sweet letters, flowers, and chocolates are the norm for your sweetie, but how did we get to this point? The Catholic church actually recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. Although there are several legends associated with Saint Valentine, one is certainly more romantic than the others.
One legend contends that Saint Valentine actually sent the very first Valentine while he was imprisoned. It is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl, who may have been his jailor's daughter. Before he died, it is alleged, he sent this young girl a letter signed, "From your Valentine". The stories behind all of the Valentine legends are quite mysterious, but this legend certainly emphasizes the sympathetic, romantic appeal of a suitor.
So, here's to Saint Valentine and may all of you have a wonderful day with your loved ones.