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The figures of Pudens and his two daughters, Pudentiana and Praxedis, are attested in the late 5th- or early 6th-century CE acta that detail their conversion and subsequent acts of Christian charity in Rome in the 2nd century CE. The sisters are commemorated in Rome in the churches known today as Santa Pudenziana, which was originally dedicated to the father Pudens in the 4th century CE, and Santa Prassede, attested in t…

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Andrews, Margaret M., “Pudens/Pudentiana/Praxedis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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