(Pistis, Elpis, Agape) Virgin Martyrs (August 1) (2nd century) Three young girls, daughters of Saint Sophia, with whom they were baptised. Their mother brought them up carefully as Christians and encouraged them during the horrors of their martyrdom in Rome under Hadrian early in the second century. Many legends have grown up concerning them, but nothing more can be stated with any certainty about them and their holy mother. Saint Sophia and her children have always been in great veneration both in the East and in the West. Saints Faith, Hope and Charity are said to have been put to death at the ages respectively of twelve, ten and nine years.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Faith, Hope, Charity”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 August 2016. Web. 28 March 2017. <>