She was a young girl from Antioch in Pisidia. Her father was a pagan priest. She was converted to the Catholic Faith by one of the servants in her house, and dedicated herself to Jesus as a virgin for life. Her father drove her out of his house. She then became a shepherdess on a hillside. Later, she was captured and brought back, and ordered to marry a pagan. She refused, and after many tortures, her head was cut off by the sword. She is one of the fourteen Holy Helpers, and is invoked for kidney diseases.