VICAR Dear Readers, good day. Tuesday was of course St Valentine’s Day. Few bother to notice but Valentine’s Day has a bloody origin: From February 13th to February 15th, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on February 14th of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honoured by the Catholic … Continue reading Love