(Saint) Martyr (February 14) (3rd century) A Roman priest who, with Saint Marius and his family, assisted the Martyrs in the persecution under the Emperor Claudius II. He was beheaded as a Christian about A.D. 270. But modern research has raised many doubts about the genuineness of the tradition concerning him. The custom of sending so-called “Valentines” on February 14 has no connection with the history of the Saint, but is probably of Pagan origin.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Valentine”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 July 2016. Web. 22 January 2017. <>