Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity, Virgins and Martyrs

detail from an antique holy card of Saint Sophia with her daughters Saint Faith, Saint Hope and Saint Agape, artist unknownArticle

These three holy sisters suffered many torments and a cruel death for the faith at Rome, in the reign of Adrian. Saint Sophia, their mother, gave them these names out of devotion, and her love of the theological virtues. She trained them up in most perfect sentiments of religion and piety, rejoiced exceedingly to see them honoured with the crown of martyrdom, and exhorted them in their conflict. She served God in holy widowhood, and died in peace. She is commemorated on the 30th of September. The names of these saints have been always famous both in the Eastern and Western churches.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity, Virgins and Martyrs”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 August 2016. Web. 3 July 2020. <>