(Saint) (October 9) (4th century) A Syrian matron, head of a community of nuns near Antioch. While the Emperor Julian was passing on his way to his disastrous campaign against the Persians, she is said to have remonstrated publicly with him on his apostasy, and on that account, by his orders, to have been grievously ill-treated. It is alleged too that he had intended to have her put to death on his return, but his having perished during the war allowed of the holy woman‘s ending her days in peace.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Publia”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2016. Web. 18 January 2017. <>