St Helena Art Photos
St Helena (c250-330) was the mother of Emperor Constantine who gave her great power during his reign. Helena converted to Christianity about the time that Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, permitting Christianity throughout his empire. Helena built many churches and helped the poor. In her later years, she went to Palestine where she is said to have discovered the True Cross. The ancient church of Holy Cross in Jerusalem, located in Rome, houses many relics Helena brought back from the Holy Land.
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|St Helena with the Cross painting (1525) by Lucas Cranach the Elder of Germany at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.||King Constantine & St Helena painting by Cornelis Engebrechtsz at Alte Pinakothek. Munich, Germany.||Stained glass window dedicated to St Helena in St Mary's Church, Dingle. Dingle, Ireland.||Stained glass windows in chapel of St Helena showing story of St Evortius receiving piece of Holy Cross at Orleans Cathedral. France.|
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