Saint Pudentiana of Rome

Saint Pudentiana of Rome from a 15th century fresco, church of Santa Pudenziana, Narni, ItalyAlso known as

  • Potentiana



Daughter of Saint Claudia of Rome and Senator Pudens; sister of Saint Praxedes. Gave away all her property to the poor, and was persecuted for giving Christian burial to early martyrs who were left to rot. Virgin martyr. The church of Saint Pudentiana, probably the oldest in Rome, Italy is supposed to be built on the site of her home.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Pudentiana of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2015. Web. 27 November 2015. <>