Poem: Valentine and Lucilla

Valentine’s Day is a great time to remember the bloody origins of the holiday in the martyrdom of St. Valentine.  If you’re so inclined.

If not, just enjoy this poem I wrote, inspired by the apocryphal story of St. Valentine baptizing St. Lucilla as depicted in the Mannerist painting St. Valentine Baptizing St. Lucilla (1575) by Jacopo Dal Ponte.

Valentine and Lucilla

 

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