Name: Spes

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    From the Latin verb 'sperare', 'to hope'. Spes is one of the three Christian theological virtues.

    Spes was the name given to one of the three daughters of St. Sophia. According to a legend, St. Sophia was a wealthy widow, but she and her daughters chose to divide their property among the poor. The names of her daughters were never mentioned but in later times, the three theological virtues were connected with their persona.

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