Monday, February 14, 2011

A Guy Was Murdered!

Let's go buy chocolate hearts, write cheesy cards, and pretend to have a day focused on love!

Anybody who can explain why we even bother to call today "Valentine's Day," please do so. I haven't been able to make many connections between St. Valentine's martyrdom and the modern concept. People make up holidays all the time. Look at Kwanzaa or Earth Day. Why even worry about making the connection between the saint and the day anymore?

2 comments:

Mark of the Vineyard said...

From what I've heard, in medieval England people associated Valentine's Day with the time when birds and other animals would start looking for mates. I doubt they thought the saint had anything to do with it, though.

haskovec said...

St. Thomas Aquinas Church here posted on their facebook page that the Catholic Church removed the Feast of St. Valentine from the Calendar in 1969 and pasted this link for the feast days today:

http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/C/stcyrilandmethodius.asp