New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Petronilla

detail of a statue of Saint Petronilla; 18th century, artist unknown; church of Saint-Ulrich, Wittersheim, France; photographed on 17 August 2012 by Ralph Hammann; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

First century virgin; died at Rome. She was converted to Christianity by Saint Peter, and later ministered to him. Patroness of the treaty concluded between the popes and Frankish emperors. Relics in Saint Peter’s, Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 31 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Petronilla”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2018. Web. 7 March 2021. <>