Who Was St. Valentine? Separating The Man From The Myth.
Like St. Patrick’s Day or Mardi Gras, 21st-century society has largely forgotten the religious origins of St. Valentine’s Day. While some may blame that on the overabundance of shameless commercialism, that’s only half the story. Truth be told, we know little about the revered Saint from whom we derive today’s festivities — a man whose ethos rivals that of St. Nicholas.