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Saint Nicarete (? 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 Chrysostom 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.

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