Saint Sophia the Martyr (died AD 137) is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church on September 17th. Her Feast Day, for the Catholic Church, is 15th May. Born in Italy, St. Sophia had three daughters: Faith, Hope and Charity, who were named after virtues mentioned by Saint Paul in 1 Corinthians 13.
The daughters are said to have been martyred during the reign of Hadrian (117–138). The guards took Sophia’s daughters one by one, from the oldest to the youngest and beat and tortured them to death in an attempt to force their mother, Sophia, to renounce her faith in Christ. She proved her unconditional faith in Christ by proving to people that she and her daughters were willing to go through hard times for their faith. Afterwards, Sophia buried her daughters’ bodies and remained by their graves for three days until she died herself.
According to tradition, in 777 AD part of their relics was transferred to the women’s convent at Eschau in Alsace.
Material is taken from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_the_Martyr
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