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Ivo of Kermartin

(or Ives, Ybus, Yvo, Ivo of Helory)

"The Honest Lawyer"

Feast Day: May 19

St Ivo or Ives PlaquePatron Saint of Lawyers, Advocates, Canon Law, Judges, Notaries, Abandoned Children, Orphans, and Brittany

The symbolic imagery:

Ivo is preparing a legal document. The sun might be rising or setting - in either case, representing a long day of diligence. A dove sits atop the scales; a gavel rests on the desk; books are scattered throughout. The child is an orphan who has found shelter and the dog is a medieval interpretation of "Cammy," our new associate. 

The Border: clockwise from left top, the lion represents courage and is one of the symbols traditionally associated with Ivo; the flag of Brittany; Archangel Michael, patron of justice and defender of the helpless; the crane represents keeping watch over others; the loaf of bread, Ivo using his own resources to feed the poor; "Themis, Blindfolded Goddess of Justice," and the saying about Ivo.

 (You might want to take a look at St. Ivo at Saints Preserved for Facts, Folklore, Freebies & More.)  

 

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