St Valentine, Priest and Martyr; memorial: February 14
He who hates his life in this world, keeps it unto life eternal.
V. The just shall flourish like the palm tree. R. He shall grow like the cedar of Lebanon.
Grant, we beseech you, almighty God, that we who celebrate the anniversary of the death of your holy Martyr Valentine may by his intercession be delivered from all evils that threaten us. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.