St. Valentine’s Day is another feast day in the Church that the pagan world has taken back today.
During the Middle Ages, the Church took St. Valentine’s name and used it to overpower the pagan holiday, Lupercalia. Lupercalia is a licentious Roman fertility feast day on February 15th. The Church used St. Valentine’s death, the eve before, to replace this pagan celebration.
Now, the pagan world has removed the word saint from it, calls it Valentine’s Day, and sells thousands of flowers, roses, chocolate, and so on.
However, we can take back this feast by passing down to our children the history of this saint, who died for the love of others, for the love of the Church and Christ.
St. Valentine was a Roman priest martyred during Claudius’ reign. He was martyred for marrying Christian couples, which was outlaw at that time. St. Valentine was a close friend of Claudius. Being a close friend, he wanted to bring Christ to him. Valentine loved the faith and his friend, Claudius.
However, Claudius was blind to his prideful ways, had sentenced Valentine to death, commanding him to renounce his faith or be beaten with clubs and beheaded.
But St. Valentin’s love for Christ and Church was more than his own life, winning him martyred sainthood.
How many of us can say that we genuinely love others, love them to bring them to Christ?
We know that the promoters of abortion do not know love. They don’t know Christ. How do we love them? How do we bring them to the love of Christ?
This is no easy task. We might not even know someone who is pro-choice in real life, but we know they are out there. We can bring the love of Christ through our prayers and fasting.
Craft – Coloring
Let’s Celebrate: Here, you will find some sweet ideas from coloring pages, crafts, snacks, and gifts to buy for this beautiful Feast Day.
Below are some great activities such as lapbooks, coloring books, crafts, and coloring pages to celebrate this feast day. Click on the image to take you to the right site.
Here are a few nice books on this Saint.
These books you can get from Amazon which helps me since I am a last-minute planner.
Click on the image to see more about the books.
I love snacks for St. Valentine’s day, they are so much fun! Click on the image to take you to the site.
Here you find some sweet gifts for St. Valentine’s that are outside of your typical chocolate and flowers. These gifts come from the Catholic business. Support them!
I hope you were able to find some useful items in our Sundays with the Saints post. The greatest gift known to man is the merciful Love of God. May we seek it in our daily life even amidst the cries, the beeps, and business of our vocation of Motherhood.
My passion is to keep sharing this merciful love with others. Download this powerful coloring with words of Love by St. Faustina.
With the Love of Christ,