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Today is February 14, Saint Valentine’s Day, of course. What do you know about Saint Valentine, or, to use his Latin name, Valentinus?


It is difficult to know anything for certain. In fact, historians claim that the details of this man’s life are lost in obscurity. About the only thing they’re sure of is that Valentine was buried at the Via Flaminia, just north of Rome, on February 14. Even when Saint Valentine’s Day was established in the year 496, little was known about him. He was simply regarded as one among those "... whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."