Sunday, February 14, 2010
Happy Lunar New Year!
To my Chinese friends: Kung Hei fat Choi!
To my beloved Korean friends and students:
새해 복 많이받으세요
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo!
The Faces Of Korea
There isn't a single Saint Valentine. Three martyrs have their feast celebreated on this day. Saints Preserve Us reports that eight complete bodies and one head are given the veneration of Saint Valentine in the Roman Church.
The association of Saint Valentine with lovers is as a Christian replacement for the pagan Lupercalia and a medieval belief that birds chose their mates on this day.
In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius named February 14 in honor of St. Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. In 1969, Pope Paul VI dropped it from the calendar of the Church. However, florists, card shops, lingerie stores, etc. love to celebrate this day.
St. Valentine teaches
That His love suffices.
credit: Extreme Catholic