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Sophie The sainted Sophia (Sophie) was born in Rome (hence Sophie of Rome) and died around the year 304 as a Catholic martyr. Her name means "wisdom". It is not to be confused with the Hagia Sophia, which is worshiped in the Eastern Church (after which most of the Sophia churches are named), or the Martyr Sophie of Milan.

Sophie of Rome suffered as a young woman probably in the persecution of Christians under Emperor Diocletian (~ 240-316) martyrdom. Pope Sergius II had some of the relics buried around 845 under the high altar of the church of San Martino ai Monti, while Bishop Remigius of Strasbourg put other relics in the monastery Eschau in the Alsace brought. Sophie is the last in the series of the five Eisheiligen her feast day is May 15. She is patroness against late frosts and for the growth of crops. Some calendar rules:

  • Pankrazi. Servazi and Bonifazi are three frosty bazi, and in the end, the cold Sophie is never missing
  • Sophie one calls the cold because she likes to bring cold weather
  • Never plant - in front of the Sophie
  • The cold Sophie does everything here (hie = hin, broken)
  • You're not going to get frosty until Sophie's over
  • No summer before Bonifaz, after Sophie no frost
  • The "cold Sophie" is called her therefore because she often comes with cold and frost therefore run
  • Often Sophie brought frost, and killed some plants
  • The cold 'Sophie, who brings in the end, quite like a downpour

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