The relics St. Helena brought to Rome from the Holy Land

CNA, Hannah Brockhaus: On Aug. 18, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Helena.

The mother of Constantine the Great, St. Helena is believed to have restored many sites in the Holy Land, where she discovered the cross on which Christ died and other relics from his Passion, some of which she brought back with her to Rome.

These relics can still be venerated today, in Rome’s Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. Report is here.