Love Is In The Air

Love it or loathe it, it's that time of year when Love is in the Air as Valentine's day falls on Monday... so to entice you all into the mood ................... 

A plain old St Valentine's story is here 
and of course a very different story here

In Ronald Rolheiser’s Forgotten Among the Lilies: Learning to Love Beyond Our Fears. Fr. Rolheiser gives a beautiful answer to the question:

What Is Real Love ?
Real love is always a coming home, it is not a place we deserve or earn, it is coming to a place where you sense others will love you without necessarily being impressed with you.
“Thus real love is always experienced as a security, a safe place, home, a safe harbour which we sail into.  It is a place of rest.”

 St Valentine's Day Other Stuff

It may not be widely known outside Ireland that the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street in Dublin City claims to hold the remains of St Valentine. The Carmelites first arrived in Ireland in 1271, and today there is a community of 17 in the Monastery attached to Whitefriar Street Church. 
The story of how the remains of St Valentine came to rest in Whitefriar Street is interesting, and involves a famous nineteenth-century Carmelite attached to the Church, Fr John Spratt. Fr Spratt visited Rome in 1835, and apparently largely on the strength of his powers as a preacher, Pope Gregory XVI decided to make his Church a gift of St Valentine’s body, then believed to be in the Cemetery of St Hippolitus in Rome. 

The remains of Valentine were duly transferred to Whitefriar Street Church in 1836, and since that date have been venerated there, especially around the time of the Saint’s Feast Day.

 The Little Village of St Valentin- yes it really is a place. Click here.

 Pavarotti And Friends All For Love

Shower The People James Taylor

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