Book of Saints – Sophia

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

(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. 117138), 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.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sophia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 September 2016. Web. 23 July 2021. <>