Saint Helen’s Son
Saint Helen had a son with Constantius I, named Constantine. Her son, a Christian, remained faithful to her throughout her life and he is most likely the reason she became a Christian. When Constantius died, Constantine became ruler and Saint Helen moved to the imperial court with him. Constantine gave Saint Helen the name of Augusta and ordered that all people should honor her.
Saint Helen Builds Churches
Saint Helen had churches built in Rome and Trier. She also traveled to Palestine and founded a church. Saint Helen followed the footsteps of Jesus and built two churches built, one in Bethlehem near where Jesus was born and the other on the Mount of the Ascension. While on this journey, it is said that Saint Helen found the One True Cross of Jesus.