Saint of the Day

Today’s patron saint of the day is Saint Hyacinth. This post from A Catholic View really goes into the details of Saint Hyacinth’s life and is a great way to learn more about a saint that not all of us are so knowledgeable about. If Saint Hyacinth is your favorite patron saint, you should try and find his patron saint medal somewhere and begin wearing it. Patron saint medals are great way to outwardly show your faith!

“The Saint of the Day for August 17 is St. Hyacinth.

While a canon at the cathedral of Cracow, Hyacinth journeyed to Rome, was impressed by the preaching and miracles of St. Dominic, and from the hand of Dominic himself received the habit of the newly-founded Order. Upon returning to his native land (1219), he established monasteries of his Order beyond the Alps at Friesach, Prague, Olmiitz, and Cracow.
From the Breviary we have this miracle. With three companions Hyacinth had arrived at the banks of the river Weichsel during their journey to Vischegrad, where they were expected to preach. But the waters had risen so high and had become so violent that no ferryman dared to cross. The saint took his mantle, spread it out before him, and with his companions rode across the raging waters. After saying his Office for the day, he died in 1257 with these words on his lips: “Into Your hands, Lord, I rest my spirit!”” – “St. Hyacinth”, A Catholic View