Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your encouraging words, kind comments and support for all my endeavors! I do enjoy blogging so much, because of you!
Happy Valentines Day. 

Keep reading if you want to know the legend of St. Valentine. 





The Legend of St Valentine:
On February 14 around the year 278A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.
Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.
To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.
Legend also has it that while in jail, St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine.”
For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.
Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts such as flowers.

13 comments:

  1. You have some lovely Valentines :0) Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. Happy Valentine's day for you Lori !

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  3. Thanks for sharing the legend. I hadn't heard this in so long I had forgotten much of it.
    Love the diversity of the hearts you shared.

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  4. Hope you have a loving, happy Valentines Day, Lori!! Great history!!
    xxxs,Randy

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  5. Happy Valentine’s Day to you Lori!
    Your hearts are so nice!

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  6. Happy Valentine's day sweet friend!! Love your hearts! and heart!

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  7. Interesting legend. Lovely hearts.

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  8. I like the rather prim style heart in the first picture. I don't know what quilt it is part of but must be a good one.

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  9. And a Happy Valentine's Day to you. Thank you for the history lesson. I love all your wonderful hearts!

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  10. Happy Valentine's Day Lori, thank you for the sweet bit of history. Love your blog, and always inspired by your work.

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  11. And thank you for sharing yourself with us!

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  12. Happy Gal-entines day - thanks for blogging Lori
    I learned a lot of Valentine facts on my cruise at team trivia - if only I had read this before I went, lol

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