Helena, Saint (hĕlˈənə) [key], c.248–328?, mother of Constantine I. She became a Christian in 313. According to tradition she found (327) the relic of the True Cross in Jerusalem and identified the location of the Holy Sepulcher. Feast: Aug. 18.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Saint Helena from Fact Monster:
- Saint Helena - Map of Saint Helena & articles on flags, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
- St. Helena - Information on St. Helena — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities.
- Saint Helena - Saint Helena Saint Helena , island, 47 sq mi (122 sq km), in the S Atlantic Ocean, 1,200 mi (1,931 ...
- Saint Helena: History - History Discovered uninhabited by the Portuguese navigator João da Nova Castella in 1502, ...
- Jamestown, town, St. Helena - Jamestown Jamestown, town, port, and capital (1998 pop. 864) of Saint Helena, in the S Atlantic. ...
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Saints