Smit illustration from a French novel by Sadie Blackeyes: See Also: A young lady, named Maria de Coccicao, who resided with her brother at Lisbon, was taken up by the inquisitors, and ordered to be put to the rack.The torments she felt made her confess the charges against her.This article is about the romantic holiday and liturgical celebration.
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The cords were then slackened, and she was re-conducted to her cell, where she remained till she had recovered the use of her limbs ; she was then brought again before the tribunal, and ordered to ratify her confession.
This she absolutely refused to do, telling them, that what she had said was forced from her by the excessive pain she underwent.
Martyrdom stories associated with various Valentines connected to February 14 are presented in martyrologies, including a written account of Saint Valentine of Rome imprisonment for performing weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire.
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
She answered as before, but added, ” I have twice given way to the frailty of the flesh, and perhaps may, while on the rack, be weak enough to do so again; but depend upon it, if you torture me an hundred times, as soon as I am released from the rack I shall deny what was extorted from me by pain.” The inquisitors then ordered her to be racked a third time; and during this last trial, she bore the torments with the utmost fortitude, and could not be persuaded to answer any of the questions put to her.