About Saint Hyacinth Basilica:
Built by Polish immigrants in the late 19th Century, this Basilica is one of the most prominent in the Chicago area and in the heart of the Polish community here.
In itself, it is a most magnificent building, but it offers more: Monuments to Saint Pope John Paul II and Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko are prominently featured. Saint John Paul II paid a visit here before he became Pope.
The Basilica has over 100 relics. There are several of Saint John Paul II (including a relic of his blood) and among the others are relics of St. Hyacinth, St. Padre Pio, St. John Neumann, St. John the Baptist, St. Valentine, St. Therese, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Peregrine, Pope St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Jude, St. Gerard, St. Faustina, St. Hyacinth, St. Maria Goretti, and St. Bernadette.
All the relics are always on display in the main vestibule of the Church. On All Saints Day and on certain feasts some are displayed at the main altar.
There are many Sunday and weekday Masses….in either Polish and English, so check their Mass schedule for details. St. Hyacinth Parish will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary next year in 2019.
The Feast Day of Saint Hyacinth on August 17 is one of the highlights of the year.
Finding Saint Hyacinth Basilica:
Address: 3635 West George, Chicago, Illinois 60618-7318
Tel: +1 (773) 342-3636 Fax: +1 (773) 342-3638
Click here for the official website of Saint Hyacinth Basilica in Chicago