Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Pudentiana, Virgin

Saint Pudentiana of Rome from a 15th century fresco, church of Santa Pudenziana, Narni, ItalyArticle

She was sister of Saint Praxedes, and daughter of Pudens a Roman senator, who was converted to the faith by the apostles Saints Peter and Paul. Her festival is mentioned in the Sacramentary of Saint Gregory. Her church in Rome is esteemed the most ancient that is known in the world. It was in the first ages called the church of the Pastor, and is said to have been the palace of Pudens, in which Saint Peter lodged and celebrated the divine mysteries.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Pudentiana, Virgin”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 August 2018. Web. 23 September 2020. <>