May 19


Saint of the day:
Saint Pudentiana

Patron Saint of the Basilica of Santa Pudenziana, Rome, and the Philippines

The Story of Saint Pudentiana
According to her acta and the Martyrology of Reichenau, she was a Roman virgin of the early Christian church, daughter of Saint Pudens, friend of the Apostles, and sister of Praxedes. Praxedes and Pudentiana, together with presbyter Pastor and Pope Pius I, built a baptistry in the church inside their father's house, and started to baptize pagans. Pudentiana died at the age of 16, possibly a martyr, and is buried next to her father Pudens, in the Priscilla catacombs on the via Salaria.






the Catacombs of Priscilla
Via Salaria, 430, 00199 Roma RM, Italy




Basilica Santa Pudenziana

Via Urbana, 160, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

The confessio under the main altar of the basilica house the Crypt which contains four sarcophagi.  One is claimed to contain the remains of

St. Pudentiana and St. Praxedes, and the other three contain remains of various other martyrs retrieved from the Catacombs of Priscilla.