Wed

05

Dec

2012

Saint Valentine or Bishop Valentino???

Saint Valentine, Bishop of Terni
Saint Valentine, Bishop of Terni

 

 

Today I discovered the story (a story...??) of Saint Valentine. San Valentino was born in 176 and became the bishop of Terni in Umbria.  It was the practice that families with girls of marriageable age provided a dowry. Without a dowry, a girl had little or no chance of marrying. So San Valentino gave money to girls from poorer families so that they were able to provide a dowry and hence find a suitor.

I don't know if this is true but I like the idea!

 

 

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