Saint Valentine's shoulder blade is a famous relic in Prague!
A couple kneeling in front of Saint Valentine's shoulder blade, which is in the reliquary adorned with gold, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Prague. It began, as many of my adventures do, with something I saw on Twitter. Prague City Tourism @PragueEU -- Idea: See St. Valentine's shoulder blade in the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul @ Vysehrad. 💖 #Prague #weirdbutcool #onlyinprague #valentinesday Prague City Tourism's intriguing tweet provoked so many questions: What is St. Valentine's shoulder blade doing in Prague?; Is his entire shoulder blade on display?; and What happened to the rest of St. Valentine's body? During the tram ride to the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at Vyšehrad, I used my phone to do a bit of research. It turns out that even though Saint Valentine is officially recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, his exact identity remains unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three differen