Birth year unknown – 270 in Italy
Feast Day: February 14th
Patron Saint Of:
Love, marriages, engagements, young people, greetings, travelers, bee keepers, people with epilepsy, and numerous churches.
The most famous miracle attributed to Saint Valentine involved a note that he sent to a young blind girl named Julia who Valentine had befriended.
Shortly before he was martyred for his faith in Jesus Christ, Valentine wrote Julia a farewell note.
Believers say that God miraculously cured Julia of her blindness so that she could personally read Valentine’s note, rather than just have someone else read it to her.
Valentine signed Julia’s note “From your Valentine,” and that loving note, combined with the memory of Valentine’s support of engaged and married couples in his work as a priest, led to the tradition of sending loving messages on his feast day, Valentine’s Day.
Blessing to Magnetize True Love
May your life be filled with the blessings of love.
May the spiritual bond that unites you
with your soulmate draw your closer.
When you find one another, may your lives be enriched.
And may you be connected body, mind, heart and soul.
May your two lives soon be joined.
And May God bless your union in all ways.
Dear God, Loving Essence of all there is. Please fill me with your sacred presence.
I ask for your Love and Guidance And for your blessings
As I explore the deep reaches of my heart I ask for you assistance
In releasing that which stands in the way of true love.
My heart is pure; my intentions clear. lease bring to me my most perfect partner.
I seek a partner who enhances me by his/her very being.
who brings more love, joy, peace and prosperity to my life,
Who I can love fully and who can fully receive my love,
Who loves, honors and cherishes me completely, and always.
May my heart be open and my head be clear.
May my life be ready to welcome True love.
May I be embraced in a circle of your love.
An uplifted by your grace. And so it is.
The Legenda Aurea of Jacobus de Voragine, compiled about 1260 and one of the most-read books of the High Middle Ages, gives sufficient details of the saints for each day of the liturgical year to inspire a homily on each occasion.
The very brief vita of St Valentine has him refusing to deny Christ before the “Emperor Claudius in the year 280.
Before his head was cut off, this Valentine restored sight and hearing to the daughter of his jailer. Jacobus makes a play with the etymology of “Valentine”, “as containing valour”.
There are many other legends behind Saint Valentine. One is that in the 1st century AD it is said that Valentine, who was a priest, defied the order of the emperor Claudius and secretly married couples so that the husbands wouldn’t have to go to war.
Soldiers were sparse at this time so this was a big inconvenience to the emperor. Another legend is that Valentine refused to sacrifice to pagan gods.
Being imprisoned for this, Valentine gave his testimony in prison and through his prayers healed the jailer’s daughter who was suffering from blindness.
On the day of his execution he left her a note that was signed “Your Valentine.”