New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Faith, Hope and Charity

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

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. 15 June 2021. <>