Dating suggestions vary
from 8th to 11th centuries
photo) of the Church of Santa Pudenziana
The inscription reads "ALMVS ET ISTE DOCET PVDENS AD
SIDERA CAELES. TE ROGO PVDENS SANCTE NOS PURGA CRIMINA TRVDENS." The first
sentence means, "This kind Pudens shows the way to the starry heavens."
second sentence means, "St. Pudens, I ask you, forcefully cleanse our
For St. Pudens'
story, see St. Pudenziana and St.
Photographed at the
site by Richard Stracke