It’s Saint Valentine’s Day and it seems all the world is cranking out paper hearts, love notes and frantically placing last-minute dinner reservations. Pinterest is awash in red and pink. Poor St. Valentine. What would he think of all this? First, his feast day is moved off the Church’s calendar. Second, his title of ‘Saint’ is dropped from most mentions of the day. Lastly, it’s hard to argue that the new “Valentine’s Day” is not just a Hallmark holiday that has succeeded in re-paganizing the feast of a holy priest and martyr.
Well I say no more! I’m doing away with all the fluff and cutesy distractions and getting back to the real St. Valentine’s day. I’m taking the focus away from the jewelry stores, chocolate manufactures and those who seek to profit off the memory of this great saint. This St. Valentine’s Day, show your loved ones you care by thinking of their eternal soul.
Now those are some Valentine’s cards Saint Valentine would be proud of I’m sure! If you’re still hankering some chocolate or roses, I feel sorry for the state of your soul. Lest I offend your delicate sensibilities any more, you may take those lovin’ feelings back to Jen and the rest of the Quick Takers.
You should have these printed next year and sell them on Etsy. I’d buy a few packs. Seriously.
I would buy them too – my husband and his friends would loooove these!
Well, print a few out and surprise him this year! You too Mandi!
Stupid broken printer… I shared them on his facebook wall, which I think counts as romantic these days 😛
Hahaha…I think I’m content with wishing those around me a happy St Valentine’s Day to throw them a little off step….maybe next year Ill be ready to upgrade to the martyrdom package 🙂
Now that’s romance.
Hello Hallmark! I think you’re missing an important market here!
These are beyond awesome! Thank you!
Thanks for providing me with the most ghetto-awesome Valentine’s Day card for my husband who otherwise was going to get a heart shaped piece of construction paper that I was planning on cutting later tonight, if I remembered. 😉
St. Lawrence’s speedo is killing me.
The real liturgical calendar has no such omission!
These are great! Way to remind us what *true love* looks like!
Bahahaha! I had to scroll back up to see it. Apparently I blocked it from my memory.
Hilarious, inspiring, and witty. You hit the trifecta with these.
Cafe Press shop in your future!!!
Love everything about this.
Yep, you’re still my favorite. =D
I’m printing these out and sending them to my parents. Love love love love.
Someone shared this on Fr. James Martin, S.J.’s Facebook page!
Love love love
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