SAINT HELEN, FULL BODY 6900 St. Helen was the mother of the Emperor Constantine. She was born in about 250 AD in the city of Drepanum on the Gulf of Nicomedia. St. Helen found the tomb of Christ, the place of His Crucifixion, the True Cross, the Nails that pierced His side, and a part of His tunic. Churches were built on these holy places and also the site at the foot of Mt. Sinai where the Burning Bush still grew. Pious and devout, St. Helen went to live with Christ Whom she loved in 330 AD.