New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Faith, Hope and Charity


Martyrs (2nd century). In the reign of Hadrian a Roman matron named Sophia (Greek: Wisdom) with her three daughters, Pistis, Elpis, and Agape (Greek: Faith, Hope, and Charity), were martyred for the Faith, and buried on the Aurelian Way. At a later date Sapientia (Greek: Wisdom) and her three companions, Spes, Fides, and Caritas (Latin: Faith, Hope, and Charity), were put to death and were buried in the cemetery of Saint Callistus on the Appian Way. Feast, 1 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 November 2012. Web. 24 July 2016. <>