Valentine is a favorite saint, receiving recognition well beyond the influence of the Catholic Church because of his association with love and lovers. Hallmark Cards, florists, restaurants and chocolate makers all capitalize on the day dedicated to the memory of this saint.
Why is it that every February 14, forgetful husbands rush to the store to buy flowers, chocolates, jewelry, stuffed animals, and anatomically incorrect hearts for their wives? Wouldn’t it be easier to just say, “Sorry, I forgot. But you know I still love you”? Their wives won’t care if they skip one Valentine’s Day. Right?