Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

The rose is red, the violet's blue
The honey's sweet, and so are you
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou'd be you.

(The modern cliché Valentine's Day poem can be found in the collection of English nursery rhymes Gammer Gurton's Garland (1784):)

Valentine Day Card 1910


Shrine of St. Valentine in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland


St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.  The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire;  during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius.  Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her. 
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Have a great day!
dolly


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  1. thank you for adding your wonderful design blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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