Queen and the Cross: The Story of St. Helen

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Author: Blinsky, Cornelia Mary Year: 2013
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media Pages: 40
Binding: Hardcover

Sweet-smelling basil marks the spot in this treasure hunt led by a queenly saint…join her as she treks to Jerusalem in search of the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ!

In this fabulous and instructive blend of tale and history, children ages 5-8 will be inspired by the lore and legend of the faith. Boys and girls alike will be captivated by Helen, a heroic empress on a mission, and will be encouraged to treasure the Holy Cross in theirown lives!

As children accompany Helen on her quest to find the true cross upon which Jesus died, they will relive her adventures. They will experience Helen's excitement when she thinks she has discovered the 'X' that marks the spot-sweet-smelling basil-since basil is the herb of kings and Jesus is the King of Life. But just as it seems that the site of the Holy Cross has been identified, not one, but threecrosses are found while digging…

How will the one true cross be determined? Discover the legend of the Holy Cross and learn all about Helen's thrilling life!

Features & Benefits: 

  • Contains an opening hymn and prayer 
  • Includes a brief biography of Saint Helen following the legend 
  • Mentions the locations where the true cross exists today
  • Concludes with a quote from Emperor Constantine's letter to Bishop Macarius

About the Author:

Cornelia Mary Bilinsky was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Theology from St. Paul's College at the University of Manitoba, and taught English and English as a Second Language at the high school level. Cornelia's husband is a Ukrainian Catholic priest. They currently reside in Oshawa, Ontario, and have one daughter and one granddaughter. Since 1981, Cornelia has worked alongside her husband at Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Ontario. She most enjoys teaching children about the faith with stories, plays, and songs. Cornelia is the author of Santa's Secret Story (Pauline Books & Media, 2011) and The Saint Who Fought the Dragon (Pauline Books & Media, 2011).