(? 5th century), was a woman of Nicomedia
who became a saint
as a disciple of St. John Chrysostom
. She left her home specifically to study theology
and practice devotion and care for the poor in Constantinople
. She became a follower of John Chrysostom and worked as a physician
as well as a healer
for the poor. She cured John Chysostom of a stomach ailment. Later, when Chrysostom was sent into exile
from Constantinople, she went with him.
Her feast day in the west is December 27.
- Englebert, Omer. The Lives of the Saints. Christopher and Anne Fremantle, trans. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. Nihil obstat 1951. p. 491.
- Catholic Online Accessed Dec. 26, 2006.