Posts Tagged ‘St Valentine’s Day’

Celebrating Ash Wednesday on St Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 12th, 2024

Feb. 14, 2024, is Ash Wednesday. It also just so happens to be Valentine’s Day. This rare occurrence happened three times in the last century – 1923, 1934 and 1945 – and will happen again in 2029 for the final time this century. On online forums, Christians are debating what to do. It’s also become Read more

Hug a cow on St Valentine’s day

Monday, February 13th, 2023

India’s government last Friday withdrew its appeal to citizens to mark Valentine’s Day not as a celebration of romance but as “Cow Hug Day” to better promote Hindu values. The Animal Welfare Board had said Wednesday that “hugging cows will bring emotional richness and increase individual and collective happiness.” Read more

Five myths about Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

St Valentine’s day wasn’t invented by greeting-card companies. We inherited our contemporary version of Valentine’s Day from the Victorians, but some accounts — such as a story last year in Lifehacker and another from NPR on “The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day” — have argued that the “real” history of the holiday can be traced all the way back Read more

Cardinal Dew’s 2015 Valentine’s Day Mass YouTube

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Cardinal John’s message to participants at the 2015 Valentine’s Day Mass, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Wellington. In recent years there has been a Mass celebrated in Wellington’s Cathedral on Valentine’s Day. Because Cardinal Dew was in Rome to be made a Cardinal he pre-recorded his message. Watch Youtube video

Pope’s Valentine’s Day recipe for successful marriage

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

“Please, thanks, and sorry”, is Pope Francis recipe for a lasting marriage. The Holy Father offered this advice on Friday, St Valentine’s Day, to 10,000 engaged couples from 30 different countries, who accepted his offer of ‘a special date’ and joined him in St Peter’s Square. Speaking to the fiancés, Francis said expressions of courtesy, Read more