Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries on February, 14th. Especially from the Anglican side, this day has become very fashionable and brings good sales to the flower and candy sellers. It is a celebration of “love”, which is expressed through small gifts to our loved ones. Just a commercial celebration or could there be more hidden here?
If you browse through the story, the tradition1 tells of two Valentines and distinguishes and mixes them at the same time. On the one hand, there is a Valentine of Terni and on the other hand a Valentine of Rome. But perhaps it is also one and the same person. Valentine of Rome is said to have married lovers according to the Christian rite as a simple priest, despite the prohibition by Emperor Claudius II, and was executed on February 14, 269. Valentin also gave flowers from his garden to the newly married couples. Continue reading
Many people of the world and the Catholic church are celebrating February 8 again. You remember why?
It’s the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once Josephine was freed, she became a Canossian nun and dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. She was declared a Saint in 2000 and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General have designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking.
On February 8, Catholics all over the world are encouraged to host or attend prayer services to create greater awareness Continue reading
a new inspiration and motivation letter was published in the spiritual blog ICDS. Do not miss reading, but be careful, It could inspire and motivate!
Ein neuer Brief der Inspiration und Motivation wurde im spirituellen Blog der ICDS veröffentlicht. Versäumen Sie nicht, ihn zu lesen, aber seien Sie vorsichtig, er könnte Sie inspirieren und motivieren!
Since today the actual issue of the
is online and you can find it with the link above. Enjoy, support and share it with other Lay Salvatorians around you, please.
Let’s pray in common for our concerns.