A report on Pope Gelasius I and Saint Valentine

Statue of Gelasius I, Schloss Stainz
The Triumph of Saint Valentine painted by Valentin Metzinger, early 18th century
Image of c. AD 870 featuring the coronation of Charles the Bald, flanked by Gelasius I and Gregory the Great. Gelasius' writings gave him a high status with posterity.
Saint Valentine of Terni oversees the construction of his basilica at Terni, from a 14th-century French manuscript (BN, Mss fr. 185)
Saint Valentine is said to have ministered to the faithful amidst the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
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Shrine of Saint Valentine in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland
Relic of Saint Valentine in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome

The feast of Saint Valentine of February 14 was first established in 496 by Pope Gelasius, who included Valentine among all those "... whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."

- Pope Gelasius I

The feast of St. Valentine of February 14 was first established in 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who included Valentine among all those "... whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."

- Saint Valentine
Statue of Gelasius I, Schloss Stainz

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