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Saint of the Day – 20 May – St Plautilla of Rome (Died 67) A Roman Widow

Saint of the Day – 20 May – St Plautilla of Rome (Died 67) A Roman Widow, Mother of St Flavia Domitilla. She was Baptised by St Peter and is believed to have seen the Martyrdom of St Paul.

The Roman Martyrology reads today: “At Rome, St Plautilla, wife of an ex-Consul and mother of the blessed Flavia Domitilla. She was Baptised by the Apostle, St Peter and after giving the example of all virtues, rested in peace.

A Roman widow, reputedly the mother of St. Flavia Domitilla and the wife of Emperor Vespasian, who was exiled by Emperor Domitian for being a Christian.

It is, however, unlikely that Plautilla was Flavia’s mother, as history records her mother to be Flavia Domitilla, wife of Vespasian.

Our Saint is recorded as being converted and Baptised by St Peter and assisting St Paul during his Martyrdom. The image above shows Plautilla winding her veil around St Paul in The Martyrdom of Saint Paul by Peter Paul Ruben.


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