Today, Tuesday February 14, the Catholic Church remembers Valentine's Day. In fact, the ancient Roman Martyrology, February 14 remembers two Valentines, although it is more than possible that it was the same.
According to the official Vatican website, an old writing by the Englishman Chaucer said that on Valentine's Day the birds began their dances of love.
It is common that in mid-February nature begins to wake up from winter hibernation. Hence, Saint Valentine became the saint who announced the imminent spring, and it is not by chance that he is sometimes represented with the sun in his hand.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, February 14, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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