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Happy St. Valentine's Day From Pope Francis

alec vanderboom

In the past, I've been a little embarrassed that I was a converted Catholic who still adored celebrating St. Valentine's Day. St. Valentine has been dropped from our official saint's day calendar. Now we celebrate the Saints Cyril and Methodius today instead.

 I've been to many Daily Mass homily's where the priest exhorts "today is a real saint's day, not that made up stuff!" Which is true, but not exactly a poetic match for my romantic heart.

Along comes Pope Francis and makes me feel all normal again! Today is St. Valentine's Day. The Pope gave marriage advice to thousands of engaged couples at the Vatican today. His advice rocks. "Living together is an art. It's a patient art, it's a beautiful art, it's fascinating," Pope Francis replied. Marriage is so beautiful!

Fourteen years ago my husband got his first kiss from me. Today I'm celebrating love!