St Pudens

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A Christian of Rome, mentioned in 2 Tim. 4: 21 as sending greetings to Timothy. Tradition makes him St Peter's host at Rome. There are no sufficient grounds for identifying him with the Pudens (probably 3rd cent.) who gave his house (titulus Pudentis or ecclesia Pudentiana) to the Roman Church. Feast day in the E. of the former, 14 Apr.; in the W. of the latter (sometimes identified with the former), 19 May.

Subjects: Christianity.

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