THE REAL STORY BEHIND VALENTINE’S DAY …

14 Feb
The CREATE & WRITE Valentine’s Day (love against all the odds) Prompt:

Write the story of the days leading up to the secret marriage of one of the young couples rescued by St Valentine during the cruel reign of Claudius II. Background: The emperor (not surprisingly…!) had difficulty in recruiting for his unpopular and bloody campaigns. He believed this was because of the men’s strong attachment to their wives. Claudius duly decided to ban ALL marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, a priest, seeing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret …

On February 14 (around the year 278 AD) Valentine was executed. He has since been made a Saint in recognition of the risks he took and the ultimate sacrifice he made.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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