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Saint Helena
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Eastern Orthodox icon of Saint Constantine the Great and his mother Saint Helena
Empress; Mother of Constantine the Great
Bornca. 250, Drepanum, Bithynia, Asia Minor
Diedca. 330, Constantinople, Roman Empire (now modern-day Istanbul, Turkey)
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Churches
Oriental Orthodoxy
Anglican Communion
Lutheran Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Major shrine The shrine to Saint Helena in St. Peter's Basilica
Feast August 18 (Roman Catholic Church); May 21 (Lutheran & Orthodox Churches); May 19 (Lutheran Church); 9 Pashons (Coptic Orthodox Church)
Attributes Cross
Patronage archeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, empresses, Helena, the capital of Montana

Saint Helena (Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta) also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. 250 – ca. 330) was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and the mother of Emperor Constantine I. She is traditionally credited with finding the relics of the True Cross.

Helena's sarcophagus in the Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museum, Rome
Head relic of Saint Helena in the crypt of Trier cathedral