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St. Helen Gold-Filled Medium Oval Medal - 3/4 inch X 1/2 inch

Item Number: 62740

Helen Gold-Filled Medium Oval Medal

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This 12kt gold-filled St. Helen medal measures 3/4in. x 1/2in. and comes with an 18in. gold-plated chain with clasp and a deluxe gift box. 

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0 3/4"  (1.90 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
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St. Helen

St. Helen Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/18
Tridentine Calendar - 08/18


Patron Of: Archeologists

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    Converted to Christianity late in life. Married Constantius Chlorus, co-regent of the western Roman empire. Mother of Constantine the Great. Her husband put her aside for a second marriage with better political connections. On his death, her son ascended to the throne, brought her home, and treated her as royalty. She used her high position and wealth in the service of her religious enthusiasm, and helped build churches throughout the empire.

    At the age of 80 she led a group to the Holy Land to search for the True Cross. She and her group unearthed three crosses in 326. At the suggestion of Saint Macarius of Jerusalem, she took them to a woman afflicted with an incurable disease, and had her touch each one. One of them immediately cured her, and it was pronounced the True Cross. She built a church on the spot where the cross was found, and sent pieces to Rome and Constantinople; the Feast of the Holy Cross on 14 September celebrates the event. Thus in art, she is usually depicted holding a wooden cross.

Born
    250

Died
    330 of natural causes

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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