Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Aquinas’

  • Love, Luba, Lief — and a Man Named Valentinus

    February 14th, 2013 | Valentine's Day | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as […]

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  • Love or Charity: A Valentine Post

    Love or Charity: A Valentine Post

    February 13th, 2012 | Valentine's Day | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    The man named Valentinus (from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name doesn’t appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as Pope Gelasius canonized […]

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