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At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyologies 14 February. One is described as a priest from Rome, another as a Bishop from of Interamna (modern Central Italy, and these two seem both to have suffered in the second half of the third century and to have been buried on the Flaminian Way, but at different distances from the city. Of both these St. Valentines some sort of Acta (official records) are preserved but they are of relatively late date and of no historical value. Of the third Saint Valentine, who suffered in Africa with a number of companions, nothing further is known.
Saint Valentine's Day had its origin in England and France during the Middle Ages.
KNIGHT, KEVIN (2009) Saint Valentine, New York, New Advent.
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|Something to ponder on...Not that I am against a nice, quality ring, but I find the two months 'rule' amusing.|