Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

The first representation of Saint Valentine appeared in the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493); alongside the woodcut portrait of Valentine, the text states that he was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius II, known as Claudius Gothicus. He was arrested and imprisoned upon being caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome. Helping Christians at this time was considered a crime. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner – until Valentinus tried to convert the Emperor – whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that failed to kill him, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate. Various dates are given for the martyrdom.   ~Wikipedia

Greg gave Regina these beautiful roses when we were with him this past weekend. She noted that these are her first flowers from any man. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Both flowers and Regina are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. God bless you.