Helena was the Mother of Emperor Constantine
Emperor Constantine was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity
In 326, Helena made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, tracing the life of Jesus
She felt she was Divinely appointed to find the True Cross
She built many churches in the Holy Land, at the sites which commemorate events in the life of Jesus
She was with Bishop Macarius of Jerusalem when they found three crosses after tearing down the temple of Venus
The relic of the "True Cross" was confirmed when Bishop Macarius of Jerusalem touched one of the crosses to the body of a woman near death and she was instantly healed!
Emperor Constantine built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on this site
St. Anthony's Chapel has 22 relics of the "True Cross"
The witnesses of the relic of the "True Cross' can't be any more credible for the times...the Mother of the Emperor and the Bishop of Jerusalem
Underneath the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the "Chapel of the Finding Cross" and it contains a statue of St. Helena
St. Helena's Feast Day - August 18th
Saint Anthony Chapel has a relics of St. Helena and Bishop Macarius (skull)