Book of Saints – Maximus, Claudius, Praepedigna and Others


(Saints) Martyrs (February 18) (3rd century) The story of these Holy Martyrs is detailed in the Acts of Saint Susanna. Pope Caius baptised in Rome Maximus and Claudius, with Praepedigna, the wife of the latter, and their two sons, Alexander and Cuthias. Arrested as Christians, they were all burned at the stake (A.D. 295). Their ashes were cast into the Tiber; but, recovered at least in part by the Christians, they were buried at Ostia, at the mouth of the river. They all appear in most of the Martyrologies, but with the names variously spelled.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus, Claudius Praepedigna and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2015. Web. 19 January 2019. <>