Saint Soteris was a Roman maiden who lived during the fourth century. She was related to Saint Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan.

Although she was of noble birth, Saint Soteris was not concerned with outward beauty. She was not interested in wearing jewelry or fancy clothes. Her only goal was the purification of her heart.

When she was accused of being a Christian, she was slapped in the face. Her accusers thought that they could humiliate her in this way, she being a wealthy lady. However, she responded with courage.

Finally, she was tortured and beheaded, about 304 AD.

The ancient Greek name “Soteris” means “Savior.”

We commemorate this Holy Virgin Martyr on February 10. 

Holy Bride of God, pray that we may work to adorn ourselves with inner beauty. Amen.

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