Saint Helen, often referred to as Saint Helena, lived in the 12th century and was born of a noble family. She married and bore children and when her husband died, she lived on his farm in Sweden.

Helen gave all of her belongings to the poor and went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When she returned to the farm, she dedicated her life to kind actions. She built Vambs Church after the name of the farm and is now called St. Helena Church as a result of her generous donations.

Her daughter, who was beaten by her husband, was killed by the servants of the farm. The relatives of the man blamed Helena and killed her in vengeance when she was on her way to church one day. She was canonized by Pope Alexander III.

St. Helen is the patron saint of archaeologists as well as divorced Catholic mothers. She is commonly seen holding a large cross behind her.

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