New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Ivo

detail of stained glass window of Saint Ivo of Kermartin; date unknown, artist unknown; church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, Étrelles, France; photographed on 28 May 2014 by GO69; swiped from Wikimedia Commons
Also known as

  • Saint Ives
  • Saint Yves


Confessor, born Kermartin, Brittany, 1253; died Louannec, 1303. Educated at Paris, he practised law at Rennes and Treguier, and later joined the Franciscan tertiaries. Ordained, 1284, he was appointed to the parish of Tredrez and later to Louannec, where he served as bishop‘s judge, and lawyer of the poor. Patron of lawyers. Emblem: a cat. Canonized, 1347. Relics at Treguier. Feast, 19 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ivo”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2018. Web. 3 March 2021. <>