Love and the Joy of Forgiveness By Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Valentine’s Day
Antique Valentine 1909 01.jpg

Antique Valentine’s card

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, February is the month for those in love. The Feast of St. Valentine has become a day that focuses on cards, candy, flowers and even diamond rings. However, the history of St. Valentine’s Day is not founded on material tokens of affection, but rather on St. Valentine, an early martyr of the Church, who gave his life as a witness to the love of Jesus Christ.

 St Valentine baptizing St Lucilla, Jacopo Bassano [Wikipedia]

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Source: Love and the Joy of Forgiveness – The Tablet

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