Saint Valentine of Terni

funeral mask of Saint Valentine, artist unknown, photographer unknown; swiped off a Travel Italy web siteMemorial


Ordained by Saint Felician of Foligno. Consecrated bishop of Terni, Italy by Pope Victor I, c.197. Noted evangelist, miracle worker and healer, he was much loved by his flock. Imprisoned, tortured, and beheaded by order of the prefect Placid Furius during the persecution of Aurelius. He was murdered in secret and at night to avoid riots and revenge by the people of Terni. Some scholars believe that he and Saint Valentine of Rome are the same person.



  • beheaded on the Via Flaminia between Rome and Terni, Italy
  • exhumed and re-interred outside the walls of Terni by his spiritual students



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Valentine of Terni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2021. Web. 9 December 2021. <>