This day is a day to celebrate the love that makes it beautiful to be human.

The following resources are available on the Education for Justice web site:

  • Unit on Valentine’s Day: Flowers, Chocolate and Diamonds – This unit considers the justice issues and human faces behind the products of flowers, chocolate and diamonds–three common Valentine’s Day gifts.   Click here.
  • Deus Caritas Est.  Valentines Valentine’s Day provides a wonderful opportunity to take a closer look at the deeper meaning of Love as presented in Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical, Deus Caritas Est. This Valentine’s Day resources not only encourages you to take a reflective look at this encyclical, it also engages the encyclical by selecting appropriate quotes for print-ready Valentine cards which can be sent to family and friends. Instructions are provided for printing — which can be done in color or black and white. This 6-page resource also includes:
    • An explanation of the religious origins of Valentine’s Day
    • A Handout: How to say, “I love you” in 100 languages
    • Print-ready Valentines based on Deus Caritas Est
    • A Scripture activity: 8 Great Valentines in Scripture