Candy Hearts

I never liked the candy hearts made for Valentine’s Day. Sure, I like to be told sweet things, but I am not impressed with imprints on a piece of candy that does not taste good.

The older I get, the more I realize that true love is worth waiting for and anything that tries to imitate it, sucks. I don’t want a man to offer me a cold, hard, fake heart when the King of kings offers me his heart fully ruptured on the cross and shares in the Eucharist. I don’t want a man who feeds me lines, flirts with me, but doesn’t hold 2 cents to his word. I want the man who lives the Gospel and imitates Christ. It will take a strong man to carry out selfless sacrifice, but I know he will find me and love me like Christ loves the Church.

This Valentine’s Day, if you’re single (not married), consider offering up a Rosary for your vocation and/or your future spouse. Mary is there to intercede for us, lead and protect us. The power of the Rosary can purify your heart and spirit so you can receive the grace you need to have a beautiful day- with or without flowers and a sweetheart.

St. Valentine pray for us. Let romance live. Let candy hearts go back to where they came from.


About Vanessa Grace

Vanessa Grace has been writing poetry since she was 13 years old. Since then, she has been awarded four editor choice awards from the International Library of Poetry and is published in multiple poetry collection books. Nobel House selected her work for publication and included one of her poems in the Favorite Memories collection between 2006 and 2007. Vanessa recently graduated with her masters in Theological Studies from the John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C.; her undergraduate studies were in Journalism and Media Studies with an emphasis in Integrated Marketing Communications and a minor in Communication. Prior to moving to D.C., Vanessa completed an extensive Theology of the Body training course with Katrina Zeno, coordinator for the John Paul II Resource Center in Phoenix, AZ. She has served in youth and young adult ministry since 2005 and written for while interning for them in 2010. After converting to Catholicism as a teen, Vanessa served with Life Teen youth ministry programs for eight years. Through this site, Vanessa hopes her poetry will inspire others to find hope and healing through the grace of God. To contact the author, email
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One Response to Candy Hearts

  1. angelitapo says:

    Great!!! God will provide and Mary is a great intersecessor.

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