To some, love might mean never having to say you’re sorry, but on this Valentine’s Day – which happens to fall on Ash Wednesday – millions of Catholics will be doing just that as they kick off the penitential season of Lent on the same day that they celebrate the great gift of love.
“Love is the key to the mystery. Love by its very nature is not selfish, but generous. It seeks not its own, but the good of others. The measure of love is not the pleasure it gives – that is the way the world judges it – but the joy and peace it can purchase for others.”
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A special invitation to engaged couples to spend Valentine’s Day at an audience with Pope Francis has garnered such a tremendous response that the event has been moved out of the Vatican’s Paul VI audience hall and into St. Peter’s Square.
Learning how to write a winning love letter, whipping up a great dessert, and tips to building a stronger marital bond are just some of the suggestions made by the world’s bishops for couples who are eager to celebrate their love this Valentine’s Day.