Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady).
He was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.The relics of Saint Valentine were kept in the Church and Catacombs of San Valentino in Rome, which "remained an important pilgrim site throughout the Middle Ages until the relics of St.Valentine were transferred to the church of Santa Prassede during the pontificate of Nicholas IV".However, in the 1969 revision of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, the feast day of Saint Valentine on February 14 was removed from the General Roman Calendar and relegated to particular (local or even national) calendars for the following reason: "Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14." The feast day is still celebrated in Balzan (Malta) where relics of the saint are claimed to be found, and also throughout the world by Traditionalist Catholics who follow the older, pre-Second Vatican Council calendar. Valentine is recognized on July 6, in which Saint Valentine, the Roman presbyter, is honoured; in addition, the Eastern Orthodox Church observes the feast of Hieromartyr Valentine, Bishop of Interamna, on July 30.In the 5th or 6th century, a work called Passio Marii et Marthae published a story of martyrdom for Saint Valentine of Rome, perhaps by borrowing tortures that happened to other saints, as was usual in the literature of that period.Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life.Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing Julia, the blind daughter of his jailer Asterius.Chat for free with men, chat for free with women, chat for free and flirt, chat for free to meet new people, chat for free to find your new partner, chat for free to make friends... On mobifriends you can chat for free, meet new people, see their photos and check their profiles, send them messages, mobis (funny animated messages), or chat on the video chat, whenever you want and wherever you want, on the Internet and mobile phones.Join a big community of men and women who are seeking love and friendship using mobifriends' chat for free with people like you!With in-depth features, Expatica brings the international community closer together.Amongst other services, Expatica offers the best dating site for Expats in Germany since 2001.