Who is the patron of Archaeologists?

Posted on August 16, 2011

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Thanks to a dear friend of mine I now know the answer!

Saint Helena

She is known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople.  But what else do we know about her? She is also the saint of: converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, and empresses. Not a bad saint to have it seems!

She was the mother of Constantine the Great. Her Memorial Day / Feast Day is the 18th of August. Which is in only 2 days!

Why is Saint Helena the patron of Archaeologists?

“Because according to legend Saint Helena found three crosses buried under the earth where Christ had died in Jerusalem – the ‘Parts of the True Cross’.” 
(source)

So for those wondering where can I get myself a pendant or something with Saint Helena?:

http://www.jewelbasket.com/bl8043ss-18ss.html
http://www.matthewfsheehan.net/
http://www.catholiccompany.com/
http://www.aquinasandmore.com

If anyone knows where to get a pendant in South Africa, please let me know.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_%28Empress%29
http://www.catholic-saints.info/patron-saints/saint-helena.htm

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