Friday, February 14, 2014

Saint Valentine

Very little is known about the real Saint Valentine.  There may have been as many as three, but all were martyrs with a feast day of February 14.  This book by Ann Tompert, illustrated in watercolors by Lithuanian artist Kęstutis Kasparavičius, focuses on the St. Valentine of Rome, who lived in the latter half of the third century and may have been a doctor as well as a Christian priest.  It relays some of the legends about him.

© Amanda Pape - 2014

[Saint Valentine is available on the lower level of the Dick Smith Library in the Curriculum Collection, call number EDUC BR1720 .V28 T66 2004.]

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