Glasgow church which homes bones of St Valentine in style for romantic proposals

Relating to which international locations are the hub for love and romance folks typically leap to locations like Rome or Paris and by no means look nearer to house – in Glasgow – the place Saint Valentine’s stays are additionally saved.

As we bathe our loved-ones with items and loads of cuddles tomorrow, it is necessary to recollect one of many world’s most well-known saints who impressed Valentine’s Day.

You would say it is like Christmas, however for loved-up {couples}, however did you ever assume St Valentine has hyperlinks to Glasgow?

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Although his flower-crowned cranium is famously displayed within the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome, a few of his relics are additionally stated to be housed in a small field in a church discovered within the southside of Glasgow.

They’re in a small picket casket in a Gorbals church on Ballater Avenue, in Glasgow.

The bones of the saint’s forearm have been “rediscovered” in 1999, having been saved in a cardboard field, on prime of a wardrobe, for six years.

At the moment he is earned a much more amorous spot and if you’re after some quirky V-Day plans, why not go for a romantic stroll and look upon the ‘Corpus Valentini Martyris’.

You may be questioning, why Glasgow? And particularly, why the Gorbals?

The bones of the saint's forearm were “rediscovered” in 1999
The bones of the saint’s forearm have been “rediscovered” in 1999

Actually Glasgow is not the primary place you consider once you hear the phrase ‘metropolis of affection’ – however we have definitely earned the accolade because of a wee field hidden within the coronary heart of the southside.

St Valentine’s stays have been delivered to Glasgow by Franciscan monks who have been impressed by the religion of locals. His bones have been initially taken to St Francis’ Church in 1868 the place they have been contained earlier than being moved to the previous St Luke’s Church on Ballater Avenue in 1993.

It is also turn into frequent for males to suggest to their girlfriend’s on Valentine’s Day within the church beside the container and the statue of St Valentine.

In keeping with Reverend Antony Collins, Blessed St John Duns Scotus Church carries the forearm of St Valentine, with the remainder of him scattered throughout cities resembling Rome, Dublin and Birmingham.

So, once you’re pondering of some date concepts that’ll impress your different half, why not make a journey to see the nice outdated romantic saint himself? Whereas we won’t assure it to set the temper, it would positively rating you factors for those who’re eager to impress your date…


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