Amongst these were Valentinus, Bardesanes, Basilides, Tatian and their followers.
VALENTINE, or VALENTINUS, the name of a considerable number of saints.
The Martyrologium Hieronymianum mentions only one Valentinus: "Interamnae miliario LXIIII.
The St Valentinus who is spoken of as the apostle of Rhaetia, and venerated in Passau as its first bishop, flourished in the 5th century.
404 an institution in which Goths might be trained to preach the Gospel to their own people; 3 Martin of Tours, who evangelized the central districts of Gaul; Valentinus, the " apostle of Noricum," about 440; Honoratus, who from his monastic home in the islet of Lerins, about 410, sent missionaries among the masses of heathendom in the neighbourhood of Arles, Lyons, Troyes, Metz and Nice; and St Patrick, who converted Ireland into " the isle of saints " (died either in 463 or 495).