Yesterday we celebrated Ss. Valentine, Cyril and Methodius in style with candles, cards and a pudding at lunch. Fr. Alex told us that the reason St. Valentine's day is a day for lovers is because people realised it was the time of year when robins begot little robins, so it became associated with courtship. Ss. Cyril and Methodius were monks and brothers who are responsible for the Cyrillic alphabet.
In the evening some of us visited the friary of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Canning Town. More of this is another post!