Catholic Saints

Saint Yves

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Yves
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Yves
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Yves
  • What is Saint Yves the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Yves is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Yves

What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A martyr is one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Yves
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Lawyers  and Attorneys
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: May 19th
  • Born: 17th October 1253 at Kermartin, Brittany
  • Date of Death: Saint Yves died in A.D. 1303
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Who or what is Saint Yves the patron saint of?
Saint Yves is the patron of Lawyers. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

The Story and History of Saint Yves
The story and history of Saint Yves.  Yves, or Ivo, was born on 17th October 1253 at Kermartin, Brittany in France, the son of Helori, a wealthy nobleman. He had a wealthy, privileged background and received and excellent education. He attended the University of Paris graduating in civil law and to Orleans where he studied canon law. He attended the University of Paris graduating in civil law and to Orleans where he studied canon law. Yves, or Ivo, became a successful lawyer and judge famous for defending the poor without charge. He was ordained in 1284 and 1287 eneded his legal career to become a preacher. Yves, or Ivo, died on 19th May 1303 at Louannec, Brittany.

Death of Saint Yves
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Yves died in A.D. 1303. Cause of Death: Natural Causes. 

Why is Saint Yves the patron of Lawyers?
Why is Saint Yves is the patron of Lawyers? Because he was learned in canon and civil law.

How Saint Yves is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Yves in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Yves is represented in Christian Art as a Doctor of Laws holding a paper in his hand.

Feast Day of Saint Yves
The Feast Day of Saint Yves is May 19th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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