(Saint) Widow (September 30) (2nd century) The mother of the Virgin Saints, Faith, Hope and Charity, who, as tradition has handed down to us, suffered death for Christ under the Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117–138), while still children. Three days later, their mother, while praying over their tomb, herself passed away in peace. This Saint Sophia, though the object of much popular devotion in the East, must not be thought to be the Title Saint of the world-famed Basilica of Saint Sophia at Constantinople. That Church is dedicated to the Divine Wisdom or Holy Wisdom, which in Greek is equivalent to our Sancta Sophia.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Sophia”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 September 2016. Web. 22 January 2017. <>