Saint of the day

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Date 18 August

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Helena, Empress

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St Helena was the mother of Constantine, the emperor who made Christianity legal. Her fervent Christian faith prompted in her a profound care for the poor. But she is perhaps best known for the discovery of the True Cross of Christ. Her feast day is 18 August.  

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St Agapitus, Martyr of Palestrina