Book of Saints – Praxedes

detail of Saint Praxides from 'Saint Praxidis' by Jan Vermeer van Delft, 1655 (?), oil on canvasArticle

(Saint) Virgin (July 21) (2nd century) A daughter of the Roman Senator, Pudens, and sister of Saint Pudentiana. She was a fervent Christian, and rendered great service to religion in the first half of the second century. She devoted her great wealth to the relieving of the poor. An ancient and notable church in Rome perpetuates her memory, and bears witness to the esteem of sanctity in which Praxedes was held by the early Christians.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Praxedes”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 July 2016. Web. 21 March 2019. <>