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Saint Hyacinth of Poland - The Story of the Apostle of the North

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Hyacinth of Poland

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"The Tartars, Father!  They've come!"


A shiver ran through the other friars as they heard these words from a terrified novice.  Then, moments later, came blood-curdling screams not far off in the distance.  The long-dreaded attack had finally come.

Father Hyacinth calmly took from the tabernacle the ciborium containing the Consecrated Hosts.  "All will be well," he said.  "Just follow me."  Then he picked up the miraculous statue of Our Lady with his other arm and headed for the street.

"Christians!" screamed the Tartars as they caught sight of the little band.  "Burn them!  Kill them!"

But somehow the barbarians were unable to carry out their bloody intentions.  By some unseen force, their swords clattered to the ground, their torches sputtered out.  What was happening?  Fear was stamped on every pagan face.

Then Hyacinth spoke again:  "Come, my sons.  Down to the water!!"

There were no boats on the river.  What did Father Hyacinth have in mind now?

This book tells what happened next, plus the other events in Hyacinth's remarkable life:  his travels, his preaching, his miracles - even the raising of the dead!  All in all, this is the wonderful story of how St. Hyacinth and his fellow Dominicans planted the holy Catholic Faith in Poland, in Lithuania, in Russia and all over northern Europe.


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St. Hyacinth

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/17

Patron Of: Poland

Also known as
    Apostle to Poland
    Apostle of the North
    Hyacinth of Cracow

    17 August

    Related to Saint Ceslaus. Educated in Krakow, Prague, Paris and Bologna. Doctor of Law and of Sacred Studies. Priest. Worked to reform convents in his native Poland. While in Rome working with his uncle, Bishop Ivo Konski of Krakow, he witnessed a miracle performed by Saint Dominic. He became of friend of Saint Dominic, and became one of the first Dominicans. Brought the Dominican Order to Poland, then evangelized throughout Poland, Pomerania, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Scotland, Russia, Turkey, and Greece. During an attack on a monastery, Hyacinth managed to save a crucifix and statue of Mary, though the statue weighed far more than he could normally have lifted; the saint is usually shown holding these two items.

    1185 at Lanka Castle, Kamin, Silesia, Poland

    15 August 1257 at Krakow, Poland of natural causes
    relics at Paris, France

Name Meaning
    purple (greek)

    17 April 1594 by Pope Clement VIII


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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