Empress built a church on the Mount of Olives (where Christ ascended to heaven), and in Bethlehem, on the supposed site of his birth. We willy-nilly, thought Elena found exactly what I was looking for. Even a place on the top of Mount Horeb in the Sinai desert, where God spoke to Moses from the burning, but burning bush. Now at this point stands the monastery of St. Catherine. As soon as the royal family saw the practical benefit of Christianity, she immediately began to publicly celebrate all the legends associated with the new cult.