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Valentine's Day designated for love through the centuries

 

February 13, 2020



Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and many folks will tell you that it is a “Hallmark Holiday” another excuse to have to buy cards, candy, and gifts. There is an actual history to this day of love, but there aren’t many who could tell you what that history is.

The Catholic Church actually has at least three St. Valentines, all of whom were martyrs. During the third century Roman Emperor Claudius II made a decree that young men were no longer allowed to marry as he believed that single men made better soldiers. Valentine continued to perform marriages in secret until he was di...



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