Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saint Maximina and Saint Hyacinth

"In 304 A.D., a native of Belgrade, widow and mother, was martyred for her magnificent defense of the Catholic Faith at Mitrovica, Yugoslavia. This was near the end of one of the fiercest Roman persecutions. She was beheaded and cast into the Sava River. Devoted Christians retrieved and buried her in the Roman catacomb of St. Priscilla, until she was given to the Sinibaldi family chapel. In 1927 her relics were given to the Poor Clares in Rome, who later moved them to the Poor Clares in Chicago. The remarkably preserved bones of the Saint were partly encased in wax and a be-jeweled red robe. Cardinal Mundelin of Chicago gave permission to celebrate her feast day on May 4th. After 40 years, St. Adrian's Church in Chicago received her relics for veneration and she became known as the "Miraculous Saint of Great Faith," and the saint of many miracles. With the coming of the Vatican II spirit, controversy arose and the Chicago cardinal made sounds like he wished to be rid of her and to bury her bones in the local cemetery. However, devoted clients of St. Maximina transported her remains to the Byzantine nuns of St. Clare in North Royalton, Ohio, where they remain to this day the object of many devoted visits and prayers. Many miracles are still being reported as the result of prayers made to this marvelous Martyr of the holy Catholic Church. If you need a miracle in your life, my advice is for you to go to St. Maximina." - from The Angelus

"St. Hyacinth is in a similar wax sculpture with the nuns in Ohio. He was a young Roman, about age 16, who was also beheaded for the Faith. He died in the year 109 A.D." - from randada at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, St. Maximina, St. Hyacynth and Fr. McNamara for your powerful help. I will visit North Royalton soon.