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Part 3 - Who was Saint Valentine?

Updated: Feb 4

Valentine is one of the Catholic Church's most enigmatic saints. His origins are unknown, and various versions of his life exist. Some say he was a priest who was executed for performing marriages against Emperor Claudius II's wishes.


Others claim he was a bishop imprisoned for refusing to give up his faith. However, we know that in the Middle Ages, St. Valentine was associated with love and romance, which is why we celebrate him on February 14. Welcome to Christian, Felix, and Valentine's third episode. It's great to see you again.


What is the significance of Valentine's Day?

There are a plethora of hypotheses. Some argue that the Church chose February 14 as Valentine's Day because it was the date of the pagan fertility festival Lupercalia. Others believe Saint Valentine wrote love letters to young couples who were forbidden from marrying, which is why he is also known as the patron saint of love.


Personally, I prefer this response, but let's see what we can learn about this patron saint of love today.


There are several legends surrounding St. Valentine, and it is difficult to determine which ones are true.


According to one popular legend, he fell in love with a young woman who was imprisoned in his town. He paid her a visit in prison and assisted her in escaping. When he was apprehended by the authorities, he was sentenced to death. He wrote her a letter with the words "From your Valentine" before he was executed. Oh, how lovely is this, isn’t it? Is there a film about it, or did I miss it?


Saint Valentine is also the patron saint of epilepsy, beekeepers, and pregnant women. There was never a dull moment in this man's life, despite the fact that he had a lot on his plate. He is one of the world's most famous saints, and many churches bear his name.


Some schools are even named after him. Whether or not you believe Saint Valentine was a real person, he has unquestionably become an important symbol in the history of love.


Have we lost sight of what really matters?


At this point, I'm wondering why no one tells us these facts before we have a nervous breakdown over whether the Valentine's Day gift we choose is expensive enough for us to realize how much the person it's for is worth to us.


Love has no monetary value, but the objects we use to express our emotions do, because we frequently have to buy them. But that's how times have changed, how expectations have changed, and how the ways to fulfill desires have changed throughout history.


I have no objections to this as long as we remember that it is simply a means of expressing love, attraction, and commitment. So how about you? There are 11 days left - consider it.


So, if you're a romantic who wants to express your feelings for someone special with flowers or other gifts, you've come to the right place. We will be delighted to assist you, and we are well-versed in the subject of flowers and their appeal to both men and women.


We've heard a lot of stories, reasons, and feelings, and believe it or not, they always come to mind when it's time to tie a bouquet.


Every day, we are thankful for the opportunity to create a bouquet for you.


When a new customer walks into the store or calls to order a bouquet or asks for assistance in finding the right bouquet for his or her situation, I often feel honored that we have been chosen to be a bit like St. Valentine - your patron saint of love - for that specific situation.


Every day of the year, we appreciate it and love to return it with every bouquet you order from us.


As I previously stated, there are only 11 days left.

That means 11 more posts about Valentine's Day and some more or less important facts are on the way. However, there are facts that make us think about love for five minutes. Isn't it lovely? Isn't it supposed to be like this every day?


Tell us in the comments. We can't wait to learn more about you. Have a wonderful day.


Sincerely,

Your Christian Felix