She suffered much from ill health, depression and spiritual trials. There were times when she was even tempted to end her own life. Prayer and trust in God’s will for her kept her going. Grave illness confined her to bed for the last three years of her life. Even then she continued her severe personal mortifications.
Helen died on the 23rd April 1458 at the age of sixty two. She was buried in the Augustinian church of St Lucy but since the suppression of Religious houses in the 19th century her remains now rest in the cathedral of Udine.