St Priscilla

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(1st cent.),

also Prisca, an early Christian convert. She is mentioned six times in the NT and it is clear that she and her husband Aquila were prominent members of the primitive Church. There are no sufficient grounds for identifying her with the St Prisca whose relics are supposed to be enshrined in the church in Rome known as the titulus S. Priscae or with the Priscilla of the ‘Coemeterium Priscillae’, one of the oldest catacombs. Feast day in the E., 13 Feb.; in the W., 8 July.

Subjects: Christianity.

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