Thursday, February 14, 2008

St Valentine of Terni

Saint VALENTINE of Terni
14 February
Ordained by Saint Felician of Foligno. Consecrated bishop of Terni 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.
c.175 at Terni, Italy
on the Via Flaminia between Rome and Terni, Italy; exhumed and re-interred outside the walls of Terni by his spiritual students

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