Who is Our Patron? St. Helena
Helena was born in 250 in England. She converted to Christianity at the age of 60 after Christianity was declared legal by her son, Constantine, Emperor of the Roman Empire. A wealthy woman, she gave much of her wealth to charity and to the building of churches. At an advanced age, she journeyed to Jerusalem. St. Helena is credited with finding the remains of the Cross used to Crucify Jesus. Having found three crosses, St. Helena had them brought before a woman with an incurable disease, who was touched with each of the relics. Upon being touched with the third Cross, the woman was miraculously healed. St. Helena died in 330. St. Helena School celebrates her feast day around February 3rd.
Prayer to Saint Helena
Holy and blessed Saint Helena, with the anguish and devotion with which you sought the Cross of Christ, I plead that you give me God’s grace to suffer in patience the labors of this life, so that through them and through your intercession and protection, I will be able to seek and carry the Cross, which God has placed upon me, so that I can serve Him in this life and enjoy His Glory ever after. Amen.