Patron Saint of Affianced Couples, Bee Keepers, Engaged Couples, Epilepsy, Fainting, Greetings, Happy Marriages, Love, Plague, Travelers, and Young People
Father Valentine answered God’s call to the priesthood at a time when it wasn’t easy to be a Catholic, and it was downright dangerous to be a priest or bishop.
The infant Catholic Church was being brutally persecuted by Emperor Claudius II. But that didn’t scare young Valentine! He knew that the Christian Faith was the only remedy for the sick and permissive society in which he lived. Especially when it came to Her teachings about the relationship that should exist between a man and a woman as husband and wife.