St. Ivo

Ivo, a priest and a prominent representative of the Church judicature, lived in France during the years of 1253-1303. He became an advocate and priest and worked in French parishes. Then he returned to his family estate, where he took care of the oppressed. He provided legal protection to the poor and also helped his clients financially. Pope Clement VI canonized him in 1347. Soon after, St. Ivo brotherhoods providing legal services to the needy were founded and exist to this day. Ivo is a patron of Brittany, lawyers, priests, turners, families, the poor and orphans. The Law Faculty of the Prague University chose him as its patron.


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