Relics of St. Valentine in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, decorated for February 14th
(Photo by Br. Lawrence Lew, O.P.)
At Rome, on the Via Flaminia, the birthday of St. Valentine, Priest and Martyr, who, after many wondrous works of healing and teaching, was scourged with rods and beheaded under Claudius Caesar.
-- The Roman Martyrology, February 14th