SS. FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY, VV. MM.
THESE three holy sisters suffered many torments
and a cruel death for the faith at Rome, in the reign of Adrian. St.
Sophia, their mother, gave them these names out of devotion, and her
love of the theological virtues. She trained them up in the most
perfect sentiments of religion and piety, rejoiced exceedingly to see
them honored 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.