|Saint Praxidis. Attributed to Johannes Vermeer (ca. 1655).|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
Praxedes and Pudentiana, together with presbyter Pastor and Pope Pius I (140–154), built a baptistry in the church present inside their father's house, and started to baptize pagans. Pudentiana died at the age of sixteen, possibly a martyr, and is buried next to her father Pudens, in the Priscilla catacombs, in via Salaria.
After many years of burying mutilated Christians, visiting the imprisoned, and seeing those she loved suffer, Praxedes died on July 21 of a disputed year, which is now her feast day in the Roman Catholic Church. She was reportedly buried with Pudentiana and Pudens in via Salaria. However, while there is evidence for the life of St. Pudens, there is no direct evidence for either Praxedes or Pudentiana.
Práxedes Mateo Sagasta may have been named after Praxedes, as he was born on her feast day.
- "Praexedes and Pudentia" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.
- Catholic Online
- Santa Prassede
- (Norwegian) Praxedis av Romala:Sancta Praxedes