The Church's Year of Grace, by Pius Parsch provides the following information about 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.That's some flying-carpet type stuff right there! Pretty amazing ... and I wouldn't presume to question its historicity. For more on the life of this great Dominican preacher, see the following links:
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!"
- Old Calendar: St. Hyacinth
- New Advent: St. Hyacinth
- Patron Saints Index: Hyacinth
- Order of Preachers: St. Hyacinth