Saint Pudens was an early Christian saint and martyr.
Pudens was baptised by Peter, who was a guest in his parents' house in Rome. Pudens was martyred under Nero (reigned 54–68). He is commemorated on April 14 in the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar and May 19 according to the Dominican Martyrology.
He is said to have had two sons, Novatus and Timotheus, and two daughters, Praxedes and Pudentiana, all saints, but if Pudens' life is documented, those of his daughters are derived only by the existence of two ancient churches, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana in Rome.
- "Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren." (Revised Standard Version)
- Chandlery, Peter Joseph. Pilgrim Walks in Rome: A Guide to the Holy Places in the City and Its Vicinity, America Press, 1908, p.104 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Praxedes and Pudentia". Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
- Martial, Epigrams, ed. & trans. D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Harvard University Press, 1993
- George Edmundson (1913), The Church in Rome in the First Century, Note C: The Pudens Legend
- William Smith (1884), Smith's Bible Dictionary