Week 3: Green 14th
- 18th February
14th St Valentine
14th Saints Cyril and Methodius
Saint Valentine, lived in 269, a time ago when Claudius II was the ruler of Rome. Claudius II did not like Christians, and he needed soldiers to fight in his wars. He made a law that people couldn’t get married because thought that if men got married and had families, they would not want to go off and fight in his wars.
Saint Valentine was a priest and would marry the men and women who were in love, and this was against the law so St. Valentine is the patron saint of love and marriage
Prayer for St
God of love, you give us St. Valentine as an example of love. As we celebrate the feast of this loving and caring saint, we ask you to bless our friendships. May the love and affection we share with each other, always come from a sense of care and respect. May we always follow the example of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.
Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: Luke 6: 27-37
Themes for the Readings
Loving God, you are kind and merciful. Lead us away from the temptations to judge and condemn so that we, too, may be kind, merciful and forgiving. Transform us so that we love as Christ loves.