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2.14.2005 

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what does this guy have to do with cards and chocolate?

Bishop of Genoa, Italy, from about 295. Valentine aided monastic expansion in his era. His relics were discovered in 985. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended,and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith in effectual, commended him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded, which was executed on February 14.

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