- 17 December
- Born to a wealthy Constantinople noble family.
Orphaned as a child.
Married to Nebridius, prefect of Constantinople.
Widowed, she refused several offers of marriage, and devoted herself to the Church.
She led a non-cloistered group of prayerful women in her home, and devoted herself to charity
She built a hospital and orphanage, sheltered monks expelled from Nitria, and gave away so much that her friend, Saint John Chrysostom told her she was over-doing.
In 404, due to her support of Saint John, she was persecuted, her community disbanded, her house seized and sold, and she spent the rest of her days in exile in Nicomedia.
- at Constantinople
- 25 July 408 at Nicomedia following a long illness
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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