News Display: St Valentine
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 02/01/2017
Uploaded: 04/07/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: Celebrations, culture and tradition, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Description/Abstract: News Display: St Valentine, Tuesday, 2/14

Valentine of Terni (176-circa 270 A.D.) was a Roman priest who suffered a three part execution (being beaten, stoned, and decapitated) for secretly marrying young people in defiance of the ban on marriage. Under the reign of Emperor Claudius II, marriage was considered a detriment to war, as it was believed to have discouraged soldiers from going off to the battlefield. Valentine was martyred on February 14th, and to this day, we recognize his life through gifts to our beloved.

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