Saturday, February 14, 2015

St. Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine baptizing St. Lucilla
[public domain]
While it seems that the exchange of "valentines" is more the result of secular custom rather than the memory of St. Valentine, and that the celebration has been further paganized with cupids and the like, there is a Christian message that should be remembered. The love of our Lord, depicted beautifully in the image of His most Sacred Heart, is a sacrificial, self-less, and unconditional love.
-- Fr. William Saunders, History of St. Valentine


Most Rev. Richard Malone - Bishop of Buffalo
video (1:43)