Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Novatus

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Saint Novatus, who is mentioned on 20 June with his brother, the martyr Timotheus, was the son of Saint Pudens and Claudia Rufina, and the brother of Sts. Pudentiana and Praxedes. His paternal grandfather was Quintus Cornelius Pudens, the Roman senator, who with his wife, Priscilla, was among Saint Peter’s earliest converts in Rome and in whose house the Apostle dwelt while in that city. A portion of the superstructure of the modern church of Saint Pudentiana (Via Urbana) is thought to be part of the senatorial palace or of the baths built by Novatus.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Novatus”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2018. Web. 19 April 2021. <>