Saint Yvonne (Yvo) (1303)

This is the feminine form of Saint Yvo (Ivo), a great French lawyer called the “Advocate of the Poor.” He is the patron saint of lawyers.

Saint Yvo (Yves, Ivo), workshop of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400–1464) (details)

Saint Yvo (Yves, Ivo), workshop of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400–1464) (details)

  • imelda

    Hi, i would like to know about saint Yvonne as i have been told she is one of my guardian angels. Also if you can tell me anything about saint Ariel and saint Uriel please.

  • Elizabeth

    I would like to know about blessed Yvette. I am considering her for a confirmation name and i would just like to be slightly more knowledgable about her. I am also interested in Saint Matilda.
    Thank you very much

  • —————————————–Murererehe Yvonne

    I want to know what” sainte” Yvonne did.

  • ————————————-Murererehe Yvonne—-Murererehe Yvonne

    I want to know what “saint”Onesphore did

  • St. Ivo (Yvo) Yvonne is the feminie form of Ivo. He is alleged to have originated in Persia and then slowly moved westward preaching of the Kindom of God, converting many and performing miracles. Often pictured with a purse in hand, a fair and honest man of God who was also a lawyer; judge. He eventually settled in England, but before this, made an indelible mark and resided in France as well. His work and presence in France cemented the reference “advocate of the poor”. The relics of St Ivo (Yvonne) lie in an encasement of glass and gold at Kermartin.

    WIKIPIDIA writes the following:
    Saint Ivo of Kermartin (17 October 1253 – 19 May 1303), also known Yvo or Ives, as Erwann (in Breton) and as Yves Hélory (also Helori or Heloury in French), was a parish priest among the poor of Louannec, the only one of his station to be canonized in the Middle Ages. He is the patron of Brittany, lawyers, and abandoned children. His feast day is May 19. Poetically, he is referred to as “Advocate of the Poor.”

    Born at Kermartin, a manor near Tréguier in Brittany, Ivo was the son of Helori, lord of Kermartin, and Azo du Kenquis. In 1267 Ivo was sent to the University of Paris, where he graduated in civil law. He went to Orléans in 1277 to study Canon law. On his return to Brittany having received minor orders he was appointed “official”, the title given to an ecclesiastical judge, of the archdeanery of Rennes (1280); meanwhile he studied Scripture, and there are strong reasons for believing that he joined the Franciscan Tertiaries sometime later at Guingamp. He was soon invited by the Bishop of Tréguier to become his official, and accepted the offer in 1284. He displayed great zeal and rectitude in the discharge of his duty and did not hesitate to resist the unjust taxation of the king, which he considered an encroachment on the rights of the Church; by his charity he gained the title of advocate and patron of the poor. Having been ordained he was appointed to the parish of Tredrez in 1285 and eight years later to Louannec, where he died of natural causes, after a life of hard work and repeated fasting.
    I hope this helps those who seek answers about this great saint. As early as the 14th century, about St. Ivo it was said:

    Sanctus Ivo erat Brito,
    Advocatus et non latro,
    Res miranda populo.

    Loosely translated:
    St. Ives was from the land of beef,
    A lawyer, and not a thief;
    A stretch on popular belief.

  • Catrina Bennett

    Ariel and Uriel are ArchAngels, not Earthly Saints. They are Energies of God and their names are the meaning of what they participate in and bring to us.

  • Satyam

    She’s my accounting teacher!