Who Was Saint Valentine?
Who was St. Valentine? Contrary to popular belief, he was neither a flying baby armed with a bow and arrow, nor the manager of the New York Mets. Sister Miriam James told InsideEdition.com that Saint Valentine was "a Roman priest from the 3rd century who actually was marrying people against the edict of the time." Valentine conducted wedding ceremonies in secret, and "that caught the attention of the emperor and he was tortured and he was martyred."