Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! But we will be remiss, if we didn't give a special shout out to our Vic Sea Miles Club Customers. Thank you for connecting with us! For today February, 14, 2014 through tomorrow February 15, 2014, show your Vic Sea Miles Club card and receive $10.00 off your round trip car ferry ride on board the M/V Capt. Vic.
Here is a story we found on the origins of Valentine's Day. Hope you find it as interesting as we did. Enjoy your day with your loved ones and treat them special today and everyday!
Story of St. Valentine
"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.
Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ; not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.
During the last weeks of Valentinus's life a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth. Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength.
"Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia asked one day.
"Yes, my child, He hears each one."
"Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you've told me about!"
"God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said.
"Oh, Valentinus, I do believe! I do!" She knelt and grasped his hand.
They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia screamed, "Valentinus, I can see! I can see!"
"Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.
On the eve of his death Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God. He signed it, "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love, and devotion are exchanged around the world."
If you haven't followed us on twitter yet, it is time to start. Beginning Thursday, February 13, 2014 through Saturday, February 15, 2014 we are going to have our first ever Twitter Sweepstakes.
We are going to tweet questions and all you have to do is to reply with the correct answer to receive a prize. Everyone who answers correctly will be rewarded. If you are a Vic Sea Miles Club Customer, you are eligible for double prizes.
Well, why not spend Valentine's Day in Love City, St. John, Virgin Islands? There are so many reasons why you should. Here are just a few:
Happy Black History Month to you! Black History Month was started due to the efforts of Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard University Ph.D. After graduating from Harvard in 1912, Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915. He also, founded the Journal of Negro History in 1916 and the Negro Bulletin in 1937. Black History Month is Woodson's legacy. There are great legends of all racial persuasions but this month Americans celebrate those of African American descent.
In order to localize our Black History Month celebrations, this month, we will bring to you Virgin Island Legends. We will specifically try to find little known individuals, particularly from the island of St. John, after all our company is named after the nick name of this small jewel. As you enjoy Black History Month remember that we are all one people, one humanity, one blood and that the gains of people of African American would not have been realized without the assistance of all.
Stay tuned for VI Legends Series throughout the month of February. The Series will be updated on our Facebook Page.
The M/V Capt. Vic will have an interruption in service on Tuesday, February 4th between 9 AM and 11AM. As a consequence, the 9 AM, 10 AM, and 11 AM trips on this day will be cancelled. This interruption is due to our annual Safety Inspection by the United States Coast Guard.
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