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Sealed with a kiss: This to-be-wed couple is getting some help from St Valentine

The couple were blessed by a bishop in front of the saint’s shrine.


IN AN UNASSUMING church in Dublin lies the reputed remains of someone pretty unexpected: Saint Valentine.

Whitefriar Street Church houses the relics, which made their way over from Rome in the 19th century and are said to consist of some or all of St Valentine’s body along with a ‘small vessel tinged with his blood’.

Each year ahead of February 14, a to-be-wed couple is blessed in front of the shrine. The event is run by Catholic marriage advice and counselling agency Accord.

This year, stepping up to the shrine were Emer Duffy and Killian Casey from Rathfarnham in Dublin 16.

Watch the video above for our full report.

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