Valentine's Day

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Mother Teresa and John Paul II, May 25, 1983.

11 quotes from the saints on love and relationships

Feb 14, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

In a culture where the family is attacked and love is often confused with lust, it can be hard to... Read more


5 ways to observe St. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday

Feb 13, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

A seminarian from Chile offers couples some advice for marking both days on Feb. 14. Read more


How to honor Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday 

Feb 11, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. But the two days don’t need to be completely at odds with... Read more

The Basilica of St. Valentine in Terni, Italy.

PHOTOS: Engaged couples receive St Valentine blessing in Terni, Italy

Feb 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the Italian town of Terni, not far from Rome, 40 engaged couples received a special blessing in the Basilica... Read more


Three Catholic dating tips in a society of 'swiping' and 'ghosting'

Feb 14, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Dating in today’s world can be hard. We live in a society where “swiping right” and “ghosting” are a part... Read more


St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

Feb 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine’s day, you’re likely to find a plethora of pink... Read more


Catholic gifts and ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022

Feb 1, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

As we approach Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of Catholic based gifts for the special someone in your life.... Read more

St. Valentine’s skull in the minor basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. Photo credits: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Rome church where you can venerate St. Valentine’s skull

Feb 1, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

When most people think of romantic love, a third-century skull crowned with flowers probably does not spring to mind --... Read more

Ash Wednesday trumps Valentine's, Chicago archdiocese says

Jan 29, 2018

This year, Ash Wednesday—which begins the penitential season of Lent with a day of fasting, abstinence, and prayer—falls on Feb. 14,... Read more

How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

Feb 14, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic... Read more

Dating has died at college - but this campaign hopes to revive it

Feb 11, 2016

By Hillary Mast

On a day marked by flowers, chocolate and romantic greeting cards, the Love and Fidelity Network is trying to bring... Read more

Archbishop Chaput at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop asks prayers for marriage, World Meeting of Families

Feb 14, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia encouraged prayers for married couples and families on Valentine’s Day, also requesting prayers for... Read more

Candy Hearts by Santana Heath (CC0 1.0).

Valentine effort promotes authentic love to college students

Feb 13, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

A nationwide campaign leading up to Valentine’s Day is encouraging college students to seek meaningful relationships and develop a healthy... Read more


Couples vow life-long fidelity before tomb of St. Valentine

Feb 15, 2013

Nearly 120 soon-to-be-married couples promised to be faithful to one another in a special Feb. 10 ceremony at the tomb... Read more