Who is the Saint of Love?
Who is the Saint of Love? The name of the Saint of Love is Saint Valentine. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries? The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.
Fast facts and information about Saint Valentine the Saint of Love
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Valentine:
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Prayers to Saint Valentine the Saint of Love
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Valentine the Saint of Love for intercession on their behalf.
Prayer to St Valentine
Prayer to Saint Valentine
Why is Saint Valentine the Saint of Love?
Why is Saint Valentine the Saint of Love? Many of the current legends that surround Saint Valentine were invented in the fourteenth century in England, notably by Geoffrey Chaucer when the feast day of February 14 first became associated with romantic love. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote, in Parliament of Fowls, that his assembly of birds occurred: "on seynt Volantynys day When euery byrd comyth there to chese his make" and he makes clear that Nature summons them each year on that day for that purpose. At the conclusion his birds also address the saint in heaven, "Saynt Valentyn, that art ful hy on-lofte," professing to sing for his sake.
How Saint of Love is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Valentine the Saint of Love in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Valentine the Saint of Love is represented in Christian Art with birds and flowers.
Feast Day of Saint of Love
The Feast Day of Saint Valentine the Saint of Love is February 14. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.