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  • Over the years St Valentine has come incorrectly to be associated with finding love, the Church says.

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  • In the 5th Century, with apologies to all, what had been the Lupercalia when young men ran naked thru the streets of Rome with straps and floggers, and hit young women gently of course — at first on their outstretched hands and finally on any part of their unclad bodies they could reach, became the feast of St Valentine and moved one day before the Ides as it had been for centuries.

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  • I've been saying 'there's always next year' since I was 17 - which is when aside from the annual dispiriting rummage in my boarding school pigeonhole my relationship with St Valentine began.

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  • These are the questions asked by a team of psychologists led by Eli Finkel of Northwestern University, in Illinois, in a paper released-probably not coincidentally-a few days before St Valentine's day.

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  • According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person.

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  • The legend of St Valentine is a tale of true love that transcends mere sentiment.

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  • The true romance of the celebration begins with the legend of St Valentine in roughly 270 AD.

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  • How many of you know the real story of St Valentine?

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  • For a start, some of you no doubt downed a few last weekend out of respect for St Valentine, who seems to have been adopted as the patron saint of lust.

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  • The Church changed the rituals to eliminate the random sexual pairings and chose a new religious symbol to be honored, St Valentine, to replace the pagan gods and animal sacrifices.

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