New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Praxedes

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

Virgin; died in 164 in Rome, Italy. According to legend she was the daughter of Saint Pudens and sister of Saint Pudentiana. She employed her wealth in the interest of the Church, and was renowned for her virtues. Represented holding a basin in one hand, branches in the other. Relics in her titular church in Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 21 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Praxedes”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 26 February 2021. <>