Celebrate the Joy of Love this St Valentine’s Day!


Pope Francis invites us to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day! In his document on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia), Pope Francis refers directly to Saint Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to make the most of traditional religious practices, invite couples to grow in love and help their children to prepare for their future married life. This is why, as part of the preparations for World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August 2018, we invite you to mark this St. Valentine’s Day in a special way.

St Valentine's Shrine DublinWe have prepared flyers with ideas on how to mark this special day and gift tokens that you can give to your loved one this 14th February.

These are free and will be available in the next couple of days in Cathedrals across Ireland, Knock Shrine, Veritas Shops and Accord centres and can also be downloaded below.

Flyers St ValentinesDownload Here:
– Gift Tokens 1-3
– Gift Tokens 4-6
Flyer Part 1

Flyer Part 2

The tokens are a special gift to celebrate love and help it grow. They include:
– A technology-free evening to do an activity of your choice
– Set aside time for prayer
– Go for a hand-in-hand walk together
– A special dinner cooked by me
– Loads of tender hugs
– A journey down memory lane: take time to remember how we met and have grown together

Achonry, Cathedral of the Annunciation and St Nathy
Ardagh & Clonmacnois, St Mel’s Cathedral
Armagh, St Patrick’s Cathedral
Cashel & Emly, Cathedral of the Assumption
Clogher, St Macartan
Clonfert, St Brendan’s Cathedral
Cloyne, St Colman’s (Cobh)
Cork & Ross,  St Mary and St Anne
Cork & Ross, St Patrick’s Cathedral
Derry, St Eugene’s Cathedral
Down & Connor, St Peter’s Cathedral
Dromore, St Patrick & St Colman
Dublin, St Marys Pro-Cathedral
Elphin, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Ferns, St Aidans
Galway, Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas
Kerry (Ardfert & Aghadoe), St Mary’s Cathedral
Kildare and Leighlin, Cathedral of the Assumption
Killala, St Muredachs Cathedral
Killaloe, Ennis Cathedral, St Peter & St Paul
Kilmore, St Patrick & St Feidlim Cathedral
Letterkenny, St. Eunan’s
Limerick, St. Johns
Meath, Christ the King Cathedral
Ossory, St Canices Cathedral
Tuam, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Waterford & Lismore, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

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