Book of Saints – Candida the Elder


CANDIDA THE ELDER (Saint) (September 4) (1st century) An aged woman who hospitably welcomed Saint Peter the Apostle, when passing through Naples on his way to Rome. By him she was miraculously cured of a malady from which she was suffering. She herself was instrumental in the conversion of Saint Asprenus, who afterwards became first Bishop of Naples, and who gave her honourable burial at her death, which happened about A.D. 78.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Candida the Elder”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 September 2012. Web. 24 June 2021. <>