St. Helen was the mother of St. Constantine the Great, and was born at Drepanum (Helenopolis) in Asia Minor to parents of humble means. She married Constantius Chlorus, and their son Constantine was born in 274. However Constantius divorced her in 294 to further his political ambitions by marrying a woman of noble rank. But, after he became emperor, Constantine showed his mother great honour and respect, granting her the imperial title “Augusta.”

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