Know :The True Story of Valentine.

The Legend of St. Valentine
Much of What has been written about St. Valentine, The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. Of course we know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
   St. Valentine
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named 'Valentine' or 'Valentinus', all of whom were martyred.
        It was contended that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome.
Emperor Claudius II propounded that single(Unmarried) men were better soldiers than those with wives and families, he then outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailer’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Age perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

     The Story of this Legend evolves all around the word 'Love'. Love is life, it is what we are to Live by, Not just for a day, But for all days. Love is beyond the physical outlook of it beholder, Love has no boundary,
  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
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