The mystery of St. Valentine

Today’s Scenes From a Multiverse, on today’s holiday:


Given that we know almost nothing about St. Valentine, Jon Rosnberg is free to invent whatever he wants.

From Wikipedia:

Saint Valentine (in Latin, Valentinus) is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love. Nothing is reliably known of St. Valentine except his name and the fact that he died on February 14 on Via Flaminia in the north of Rome. It is uncertain whether St. Valentine is to be identified as one saint or two saints of the same name. Several different martyrologies have been added to later hagiographies that are unreliable. For these reasons this liturgical commemoration was not kept in the Catholic calendar of saints for universal liturgical veneration as revised in 1969.

In popular terms, Valentine was decanonized in 1969.

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