Monday, September 28, 2020

Saint of the Day – 19 May – Saint Ivo of Kermartin

The Memorial of Saint Ivo of Kermartin

Saint Ivo of Kermartin is the Patron Saint of

• Abandoned people
• Advocates, attorneys, barristers, lawyers
• Bailiffs
• Brittany
• Canon lawyers, canonists
• Judges, jurists
• Notaries
• Orphans

Saint Ivo of Kermartin Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints

Saint Ivo of Kermartin brief life History

Date of Birth 17 October 1253
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Advocate of the Poor
Place of Work Duchy of Brittany, France
Date of Death 19 May 1303 (aged 49)
Place of Death Louannec, Duchy of Brittany
Feast Day 19 May
Beatification By Not Available
Canonization By Pope Clement VI on June 1347
Patron Saint of • Abandoned people
• Advocates, attorneys, barristers, lawyers
• Bailiffs
• Brittany
• Canon lawyers, canonists
• Judges, jurists
• Notaries
• Orphans

Saint Ivo of Kermartin Short life History

Saint Ivo of Kermartin is also known as
• Advocate of the Poor
• Ivo Helory
• Ivo Herloi
• Ivo of Helory
• Ives, Yves, Yvo

He was born to a wealthy Breton noble family.
• From age 14 he studied civil and canon lawyer, philosophy, and theology in Paris and Orleans.
• He was a Franciscan tertiary.
• He was a Lawyer who practised in both civil and ecclesiastical courts, often defending the poor without charge, and ministering to them in prison while they awaited trial.
• He practised great personal ascetism, with frequent fasts, and wearing a hair shirt under his clothing.
• He fought the state over taxes and the rights of the Church.
• He was an incorruptible diocesan judge, refusing the bribes that were the order of the day, and working to settle claims out of court in order to save the litigants time and money.
• He was ordained in 1284. He resigned his legal position in 1287 to tend to his parishioners at Tredez and Lovannec.
• He was a noted preacher and arbitor, he built a hospital from his own funds, tended the poor in it, and gave away the harvests from his land to feed them.
• He was a miracle worker, feeding hundreds from a single loaf of bread.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Ivo of Kermartin was born on 17 October 1253 at Kermartin near Treguier, Brittany and died on 19 May 1303 at Louannec, Brittany of natural causes following a sermon on Ascension Eve

Saint Ivo of Kermartin
Saint Ivo of Kermartin

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