d.399. Patrician Roman lady. The unfaithfulness of her first husband led her to divorce him. A second marriage while he was still alive, however, cut her off from the fellowship of the church. On the death of her second husband she went through extreme penitential discipline and decided to give away her great wealth. Her many acts of benefaction included building a hospital in Rome in which she herself worked. In 395 she went to the Holy Land and became a disciple of Jerome. Fear of the Huns and her own gregarious nature led her to return to Rome and continue her good works.