Caritas (Charity), with her virgin sisters, Faith and Hope, and their mother, Wisdom, seem to have been real martyrs. Sophia, Pistis, Elpis, and Agape are said to have been mother and daughters who suffered in September, and whose relics were transferred to the church of St. Silvester. On the other hand, Sapientia, Spes, Fides, and Caritas are said by Ado to have suffered Aug. 1, and were buried on the Appian Way, in the crypt of St. Cecilia. The menology gives the ages of Faith, Hope, and Love as twelve, ten, and nine.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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