Monday, February 14, 2011

Saint Valentine, Priest and Martyr

Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine, in Florissant, Missouri, USA - relics of Saint Valentine

Effigy and relics of Saint Valentine; at Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine, in Florissant, Missouri. The shrine was the home of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne.

Valentine was martyred in A.D. 270, in Rome on the Flammian way.

Red is the symbolic color of both love and of the martyrs, for it is the color of blood; and there is no greater love than to give one's own life for the sake of a beloved.

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