These quality prayer cards call on the intercession of Saint Sophia. Sophia, a widow in the second century, raised three daughters alone: Faith, Hope and Love, named after the three theological virtues. The three daughters, at ages 12, 10, and nine, were brought before the Roman Emperor for forcible worship of the goddess Artemis. St. Sophia had raised them from the start to love and worship the One Lord, Jesus Christ, and to forsake all others for their bridegroom. The Emperor, in some of the ghastliest ways, tortured each girl, starting with the eldest, in sight of her remaining sisters. Each girl, despite her young age, boldly and fearlessly declared her faithfulness to Jesus Christ before, during, and after her torture. Each was martyred with the sheer joy of knowing that she was on the threshold of her heavenly reward. After the deaths of her three daughters, St. Sophia, her earthly work as a mother completed, died three days later on the gravesite of her beloved martyrs.