St. Hyacinth was born in 1185 and Canonized in 1594. In Latin countries he is known as San Jacinto and he is the patron saint of those in danger of drowning. He is also the patron saint of St. Hyacinth’s Basilica in Chicago, Illinois. The interior of this basilica is done in opulent Barogue style and the facade has a rare three-towered design. This cross is inspired by magnificent crowns worn by statues of the Madonna and Child.