… Tomorrow my son will be forced to endure another classroom party and be the unwilling witness to the character assassination of good St. Valentine. When I think of what the hippies did to poor St. Francis I get angry, Jesus style.
It’s a good thing I know what boys like. Boys like martyrs. They really do. To save the day I printed out wallet size images of St. Valentine with the inscription, “St. Valentine, martyr of the Church, pray for us”. Along with each little card I included a short biography and snippet from the Golden Legend.
What young man doesn’t love a story about a virtuous rebel and valiant servant of God. And honestly, speaking as a woman, I think our story of the real saint is far more romantic and noble.