Wednesday, February 14, 2018

St. Valentine

Day 158 of My Italian Learning Journal*

It is believed that St. Valentine was as a priest in third century Rome. In those days, Emperor Claudius II had a standing decree that young single men were not to marry. because he thought that marriage and children were a distraction to men of fighting age who were needed to serve as soldiers. St. Valentine continued to marry young couples in secret until he was imprisoned for his actions and later beheaded. There are also some thoughts that there were three different St. Valentine. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius officially set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine. (Following is a practice script in Italian . . . grammar corrections are welcome.)

Ascolta Questo:
  • Il 14 febbraio è il giorno di San Valentino.
    February 14th is St. Valentine's Day.
  • San Valentino era un prete di Roma del III secolo.
    St. Valentine was a priest in the third century Rome.
  • L'Imperatore Claudio II emanò un decreto secondo cui i giovani non potevano sposarsi.
    Emperor Claudius II had a decree that young men were not to get married.
  • San Valentino disobbedì al decreto e continuò a sposare giovani coppie in segreto.
    St. Valentine disobeyed the decree and continued to marry young couples in secret.
  • San Valentino fu imprigionato e successivamente decapitato.
    St. Valentine was imprisoned and later beheaded.
[ Grazie a Anasdav ]
[ Grazie a Brainless4ever ]
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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