Sophia of Rome

Sophia of Rome

Infobox Saint
name= Saint Sophia of Rome
death_date=~304 AD
feast_day= May 15 (in Germany, celebrated as "Sophientag")
venerated_in= Roman Catholic Church; Eastern Orthodox Church

attributes= palm, book, trough, and sword
patronage=invoked against late frosts

Saint Sophia of Rome (d. ca. 304) is venerated as a Christian martyr. According to tradition, she was a young woman of Rome who was killed for her faith during the reign of Diocletian. She was buried in the cemetery of Gordianus and Epimachus.


Pope Sergius II transferred her relics around 845 to the high altar of the church of San Martino ai Monti. Some of her relics were brought by Remigius of Strasbourg to the convent at Eschau in 778. She was invoked against frosts that occurred late in the year; thus she was called "kalte Sophie" ("Cold Sophia") in Germany by those who invoked her aid in planting arable crops. [ [ SOPHIA von Rom ] ] She is thus considered to be one of the so-called "Ice Saints". [ [ *Ø* Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | May 11 | Lemuria Spencer Percival prophetic dream Baron Munchausen Salvador Dali Mort Sahl ] ]

"Sisymbrium sophia", called the "Sophienkraut" in Germany, is named after her. She is depicted on a column in the nave of the cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna; it dates from the 15th century. [ [ SOPHIA von Rom ] ]


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