Who was saint Helen?


Saint Helen was born c. 250 A.D.and was the mother of Emperor Constantine I. She is traditionally credited with the finding of the True Cross . She died c. 350 A.D. Her feast day is 18 August. She is the patron saint of archeologists, converts, difficult marriages and divorced people.

The image shown, by Jean-Pol Grandmont, is of the statue of St. Helen in St. Peter's Basilca, Rome