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I am not sure many people do!  Do you?  You see, many people knew my son, or they did back in the day.  Today, he is for the most part forgotten; me?  Well, they knew me only as - his mother.  If we had met back then, you would most assuredly know him, and for the most part, you would know of me as well.  You see, we lived in the middle of the 3rd Century (year 250)... my son, was the ruler of the world.  Do you know of him, he was, for the most part, ruler of the world!  His name was Constantine the Great!  And of course, I am his Mother... I was a devout Christian.

One day, he told me of a dream, in which he saw a heavenly manifestation, a brilliant light in which he believed he described the cross or the monogram of Christ.  Strengthened by this apparition, he advanced courageously to battle, defeated his rival and won the supreme power.  It was the result that gave to this vision its full importance, for when the emperor afterwards reflected on the event it was clear to him that the cross bore the inscription: HOC VINCES (in this sign wilt thou conquer).  For what it is worth, the monogram of Christ is something you see the Priest wear in Church on Sundays, in particular your Fr. Mark and Fr. Howard.  You see, in the Greek language, the first 3 letters of the word ‘Christ’ are written with the letter X (which is our “Ch”), followed by the letter P (which is our “r”)... ‘Christ!’  Watch what Father wears next Sunday; anyway, before I digress he came to me about Him... I told him everything that I knew!  My son sent me on a mission to collect all the relics of this God, Jesus Christ, which I cold find.  And boy, did I find some... I was so blessed to find so many wonderful relics, that you can see even today!  I found the Cross of our Savior, I found the inscription that was placed above His head (INRI), I found one of the nails used in His hands, and I even found part of the Crown of Thorns.  And last but not least, I found the steps Christ walked upon, in receiving His judgment from Pilate.  You can see below, or in person at my Church, Santa Croce in Rome.

Do you know me!  I am often times portrayed holding a large cross in my hands.  I pray that if you do not know me, that you will come to know my Savior, and yours, Jesus Christ!  You will find him in my Church here in Amite, you see... My name is St. Helena!

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We, at St. Helena Catholic Church, are concerned with educating, directing, and sustaining all who visit. 

In particular those who draw near to the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church. 

We strive to achieve this by utilizing the Cardinal Virtues of Justice, Prudence, Temperance and Fortitude.