In 11 hours time I will be in Kraków. I should be going to sleep but I cannot fall asleep. I feel an urge for something, which I cannot name. I will remember you all at the grave of St.Jacek (Hyacinthus). Did you know that the of the first followers of St.Dominic, only St.Jacek was canonised? Why do I mention St.Hyacinth here? Because after the death of St.Dominic, he set up monasteries all over Slavic lands, even establishing himself in Kyiv. His missionary efforts amongst the Kyivans were thwarted by the Tatar invasions; he is depicted in iconography as carrying the Blessed Sacrament, a rosary and a statue of the Most Blessed Virgin before profanation by the Tatars to Kraków. Known also as St.Jacento, St.Iacinto, Yacinth.
This post was moved here from the Random Postings thread (in Other Issues) because:
1. It brings up a sore subject amongst the Orthodox (RCs missionaries to Orthodox lands) which makes it a potential fire-starter post, and
2. It isn't light-hearted enough, in the context of (1) to stay in Other Issues.
Don't do this again. If you want to bring up subjects like RC saints who were missionaries to Orthodox countries, bring it up either here in the Orthodox-Catholic forum, or in the Private Orthodox-Other Christian Forum.
- Fr. George, Global Mod