I have a dilemma. I made a coloring page for St. Valentine's Feast Day even though I know that he has been removed from the General Calendar for universal liturgical veneration. And, the picture that I liked best came from a kind of New Agey site so I don't want to link to it. I ended up changing the picture a bit (they had wings on him like Cupid) but kept most of it in tact and I don't know if you all will like it.
In this picture, the figure dressed as St. Valentine looks like a young man or some might say even a boy. What I liked about the picture most was the idea of the birds paired up waiting for a blessing. In my head, I imagined a little story about a pageant play that paid homage to the famous line... For this was on Seynt Valentynes day, Whan every foul cometh theere to chese his mate... and the young man chosen to play the part of this Saint of Happy Marriages, stepping out to catch his breath under the weight of his burdensome costume, his mitre heavy and a little cocked on his brow, stumbling upon this scene in the garden. That is the story in my head. So, I am not sure if it will mean the same thing to anyone else or if people are going to scratch their heads wondering why St. Valentine looks 12 years old.
He is... but there is a reason. Just ask my head.
Happy St. Valentine's Day!
St. Valentine Coloring Page