Facts about St Valentine Novena
Feastday: February 14th
Novena Starts: February 5th
Patron saint of courtship, engagement, marriage
Birth: 3rd century AD
Death: 270 AD
St. Valentine Novena Prayers
O glorious advocate and protector, Saint Valentine, look with pity upon our wants, hear our requests, attend to our prayers, relieve by your intercession the miseries under which we labor, and obtain for us the Divine blessing, that we may be found worthy to join thee in praising the Almighty for all eternity; through the merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray, then, O holy Martyr, for the faithful, who are so persevering in celebrating thy memory. The day of Judgment will reveal to us all thy glorious merits. Oh! intercede for us, that we may then be made thy companions at the right hand of the Great Judge, and be united with thee eternally in heaven.
Let us pray: Grant, we beseech thee, O Almighty God, that we who solemnize the festival of blessed Valentine, Thy Martyr, may, by his intercession, be delivered from all the evils that threaten us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Mention your intentions here)
Saint Valentine, advocate and protector, pray for us.
Our Father Hail Mary Glory Be
What Happened to St. Valentine?
St Valentine was a priest or bishop who lived in the third century, comforted persecuted Christians, and gave his life in martyrdom. He is the patron saint of engaged couples and marriages.
St Valentine was a doctor in Rome who helped Christians being persecuted by Emperor Claudius II.
He was arrested for his faith, beaten, and executed by beheading on February 14, 270. He was buried on the Flaminian Way.
People in the Middle Ages believed that birds began choosing mates on February 14th, so St Valentine became a natural patron for courtship and marriage.
St Valentine’s relics were found by archaeologists in a Roman catacomb and church dedicated to St Valentine.
Pope Gelasius ins 496 marked February 14th as the celebration in honor of his martyrdom.