Flavia Iulia Helena, also known as Helena Augusta and Saint Helena, was born in 249 and was the mother of Constantine I. She was titled Nobilissima Femina when he became emperor, and when he defeated Licinus, he made her Augusta. She is credited with finding the cross that Jesus was crucified on when she was on a trip to Palestine in 327 and 328. She established many churches on the trip and is considered a saint in many Christian traditions.