Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy St. Valentine's Day & a Giveaway!

St. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome during the reign of Cladius II. He was martyred for refusing to give up his faith. For the full history of St. Valentine and celebrating his feast day, visit this site.

Here in the U.S. it is simply another holiday taken to excess and over commercialization. My desire is for my children to love wholeheartedly and faithfully, to give constantly of themselves though they may tire of it, to do little acts of love daily. I, too, desire this! Why not do little deeds for one another? Not just for today, a day set aside for love - as if love can be set aside - but every day. Let us choose love above all else.


The Giveaway

I have a copy of the book, "Maurice and Therese: The Story of a Love" by Patrick Ahem to give away in honor of today. It is the story of the correspondence between St. Therese of Lisieux and Maurice Belliere, a struggling young priest. I read this book as part of a book study through my parish's women's group and really enjoyed it. To enter, simply leave a comment to this post by 12:00pm on Friday, February 17th, and I will draw a name that night - the old-fashioned way of slips of paper and a hat. Please leave some way to find you - email, blog - you know the drill I am sure from other giveaways.

Happy St. Valentine's to you!


  1. happy st. valentine's day, Nicole. the book sounds wonderful!

  2. Book looks great! :) Love your blog.

  3. Nicole... first don't enter me for the giveaway (I live overseas). I really did want to comment though because I agree with you that this day is about commercializing love. Love is free isn't it? Actually, we've never really celebrated it because we were married a few days later, it is easy to get caught up in the hype though. I was actually tempted to buy my husband a card this year... just because they looked so pretty, but I got him the one for our Anniversary instead.

    Incidentally a friend of mine is writing an account of the St Valentine's story... you can check it out on his blog http://www.deepintolove.com/

    Have a lovely day with your loved ones!

  4. Lisa, thanks for the link. It looks good and will give me something to read during these long nursing sessions. :) Have a blessed day!

  5. That book looks awesome!
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