ST. PUDENTIANA, V.
SHE was sister of St. Praxedes, and daughter of
Pudens, a Roman senator, who was converted to the faith by the
apostles SS. Peter and Paul. Her festival is mentioned in the
Sacramentary of St. 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 St. Peter lodged and celebrated the divine
mysteries. See the Bollandists, and Tillem. t. 2.