The Legend of St. Valentine

During the the last weeks of Valentinus life, a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth. Julia was a young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome’s history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, and trusted in his quiet strength.