Nurse’s Notes

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a 3rd-century Roman saint widely celebrated on 14 February and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably know, and whether or not the stories involve 2 different saints by the same name is also not officially decided, it is highly agreed that St. Valentine was martyred and then buried on the Via Flaminia to the north of Rome.

“Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.”– St. Francis of Assissi  <!–split–>

African American History Month

This February celebrates African American History Month. Learn about how heart disease, cancer, and stroke impact African Americans and how to improve your health.

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. First celebrated in 1926, the week was expanded into Black History Month in 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial. Each year, the U.S. President proclaims February as National African American History Month. Heart disease, cancer, and stroke are the leading causes of death for African Americans. Learn about these conditions and what you can do for health.

“People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you made them feel.”  –Maya Angelou

Your Parish Nurse, Kara