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St Prassede

St Prassede

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes is an ancient titular church and minor basilica in Rome built on the spring where St Praxedes and her sister St Pudentiana,  the daughters of St Pudens in whose house St. Peter reportedly stayed while he was in Rome, collected the bones of the martyrs killed on Esquilino Hill.  In the crypt the relics of Prassede and Pudenziana are kept. Their sarcophagus is also said to contain a sponge used by the sisters to collect the blood of martyrs. This Basilica also houses a segment of the alleged pillar upon which Jesus was flogged and tortured before his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Where: Rome

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