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The American will celebrate the life
of Rudolph Valentino who immigrated to the United States in 1913 and worked for
a time as a gardener, a dishwasher, and later as a dancer in vaudeville. Who in
1918 went to Hollywood, where he played small parts in films until he was given
the role of Julio in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) and
immediately became a star due to his popularity being managed by skillful
Hollywood press agents. The movie enthusiast will remember Valentino’s films,
which were usually romantic dramas, like The Sheik (1921), Blood and
Sand (1922), The Eagle (1925), and The Son of the Sheik
sudden death from a ruptured ulcer at age 31 caused worldwide hysteria, several
suicides, and riots at his lying in state, which attracted a crowd that
stretched for 11 blocks. Each year after his death a mysterious “Woman in
Black,” sometimes several “Women in Black,” appeared at his tomb. Some people
amuse themselves by celebrating this death as a sign for true love. Well, I
don’t know but the Romans will have another say.
pontiff Valentinus born , Rome and died September 827, Rome, we see some fractions celebrating the life of
yet another man. A pope for about 40 days during August–September 827. He
became archdeacon under Pope St. Paschal I. Beloved for his goodness and piety,
he was elected pope in August with lay participation, as mandated by the Constitutio
Romana issued by the Carolingian co-emperor Lothar in 824. He died a month
later, and little is known of his pontificate. Little being known about his
pontificate, still his celebrated widely and a day called valentines’ day by
virtue of his name acclaims the roots.
But where the catholic faith has
fruitfully influenced the world to which they have not had any protest as the
Lutheran move of 1517 is the leveraging of the feast day of February 14
dedicated to the life and works of saints and martyrs, one a priest and another
two legendary martyrs whose lives seem to be historically based. One was a
Roman priest and physician who suffered martyrdom during the persecution of
Christians by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus and was buried on the Via
Flaminia. Pope St. Julius I reportedly built a basilica over his grave. The
other, bishop of Terni, Italy, was martyred, apparently also in Rome, and his
relics were later taken to Terni. It is possible these are different versions
of the same original account and refer to only one person.
every February 14, when lovers express their affection with greetings and
gifts. Although there were several Christian martyrs named Valentine, the day
probably took its name from a priest who was martyred about AD 270 by the emperor Claudius II
Gothicus. According to legend, the priest signed a letter to his jailer’s
daughter, whom he had befriended and with whom he had fallen in love, “from
your Valentine.” The holiday also had origins in the Roman festival of
Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of
spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by
lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia
with St. Valentine’s Day. It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from
about the 14th century.
messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by
the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial
valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800s.
Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts,
traditionally the seat of emotion. Because it was thought that their mating
season began in mid-February, birds also became a symbol of the day.
Traditional gifts include candy and flowers, particularly red roses, a symbol
of beauty and love. The day is popular in the United States as well as in
Britain, Canada, and Australia, and it also is celebrated in other countries,
including France and Mexico. It has expanded to expressions of affection among
relatives and friends.
when one candidly opposes the Catholic Church or any church for that sake,
without putting all its areas of service to scrutiny, then we end up
celebrating what we oppose. Saint Valentine, was a martyr and what I know the Catholics
vest with red whenever they celebrate the martyr’s life. So today, the
acclaimed universal day of love, should also be remembered as the un opposed
affirmation that the traditions of the catholic church have formed our cultures
to every way. I am just warning everyone who always opposes the Catholics,
please keep off valentines’ day or accept the fact that, you belonging to one
church, does not make the other one evil and demonic.
to be or to sound apologetic, I wish all the people, to try to do something
that won’t break or distort the love that one has for you for to do that, is to
offend the people who have crafted this tradition. Today, both the Catholics
and all other faiths, let this be a reminder that without our had feelings the
world is actually one.