Valentine’s Day is around the corner. The history of the holiday is a bit unclear, but we know that Pope Gelasius I, circa year 496, dedicated February 14th to be St. Valetine’s Day. There were, however, more than one St. Valentines during that time period and historians are unsure as to which saint is being celebrated. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there were three saints by that name: one in Rome, another in Terni, and one about whom we have very little information. What’s remarkable about the uncertainty is that it’s been said that all three Valentines were martyred on February 14th.
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