[2]. Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Franciscan Media, A Nonprofit Ministry of the Franciscan Friars, www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-catherine-of-alexandria/ (last accessed October 10, 2020), states that she is the patron saint of lawyers, librarians, philosophers, students and teachers. But see St. Catherine of Alexandria, Catholic Online, Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=341 (last accessed October 10, 2020), which lists her as the patron saint of students, unmarried girls, and apologists. I am not a Catholic scholar, so I will not try to solve this problem. His biography has been written a dozen times over the past centuries.1 But a brief sketch from the jurist`s point of view will suffice to explain why the people wanted to include him in the calendar of saints. Thomas More, legal adviser and statesman of integrity, joyful martyr and the most humane of all saints: even a quick glance at his recorded career reveals that we are dealing here with a figure who may well represent the ideal for a profession. He was made a saint of the calendar, not (like so many others) because he was a martyr at the stake, nor only because he was a faithful servant of the Church, but because, from adulthood, he constantly lived an ideal life of service and sacrifice for the cause of justice for thirty-five years. In short, he was declared holy in heaven because he had lived a holy life on earth. Because of her great wisdom, St. Catherine of Alexandria is the patroness of philosophers.

According to tradition, she converted according to a vision and denounced the emperor Maximinus. You juice. No wonder the movement to declare him a saint has received widespread support. And finally, on May 19, 1347, Pope Clement VI, in a solemn consistory, ordered that his name be inscribed in the calendar of saints. Since then, this day has been his holy day, on which his name is paid tribute. In addition to Saint Ivo, there are many other patron saints who represent lawyers. Here are some of them. [10] Professor Wigmore explained that the commission commissioned by Pope John XXII to examine the holiness of St. Yves received testimony from 800 witnesses, including 500 at a Mass meeting in the church. Mr. Olivier-Martin said the investigation lasted from June 23 to August 4, 1330 and involved 243 witnesses.

See John H. Wigmore, St. Ives, Patron Saint of Lawyers, 5 Fordham L. R. 401, 404 (1936); Francois J.M. Olivier-Martin, St. Ives, The Ideal Jurist, 5 Fordham L. R.

408, 409-10 (1936). And now John, Duke of Brittany, supported by Philip, King of France, and his Queen Anne and many other nobles, has led a movement to declare Ivo holy of the Church. The proposal had to accept many delays. But finally, in 1330, a commission was set up by Pope John XXII to give the necessary testimony, and they came to Brittany with a train of scribes and interpreters; because the Bretons only used the Breton language (Celtic) and did not know Latin, the clerical language. The prerequisites for canonization were essentially two; The Party was to be a person of impeccable and selfless life, and miracles must have been performed by his intervention after his death. Born princess of the governor of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, Saint Catherine devoted herself very early to studies. After having a vision of Mary and Jesus, she was persuaded to become a Christian. When the Roman emperor Maxentius began persecuting Christians, she went to him and rebuked him for his cruelty. When the emperor summoned his best pagan philosophers and orators to deny and refute their Christian faith, Catherine would have argued so eloquently that she would have convinced them of Christianity, even if it meant her immediate death. She was then imprisoned and tortured, but throughout the ordeal, she was not afraid of death and converted more than 200 visitors, including the emperor`s wife. They were all martyred, and eventually she was sentenced to beheading.

She is also the patron saint of unmarried girls, apologists, lawyers and students. Ivo von Kermartin, T.O.S.F. (17 October 1253 † 19 October 1253). May 1303), also known as Yvo, Yves or Ives (and in Breton as Erwan, Ivan, Youenn or Eozenn, depending on the region, and known as Yves Hélory (also Helori or Heloury) in French), was a parish priest among the poor of Louannec, the only one of his posts to be canonized in the Middle Ages. He is the patron saint of Brittany, lawyers[2] and abandoned children. His feast day is May 19. Poetically, he is called “the advocate of the poor.” A former comedian and actor, Genesius` career as a theater group consisted of plays that mocked Christianity. While appearing before the Roman Emperor Diocletian, he mocked Christian rites by claiming to receive the sacrament of baptism.

During the play, he collapsed on stage and felt an invisible weight on his chest. He claimed to see a vision of angels reading a list of all his sins in a book. When his co-actor, dressed as a priest, asked him what he wanted, Genesius continued to see the angels and asked to be baptized. Diocletian was not happy and Genesius was arrested, tortured and later beheaded. He is popularly known as the patron saint of actors and comedians, but he is also the patron saint of lawyers. Another of the witnesses was a lawyer (No. 1 on the list), and his testimony deserves a short quote. He was 90 years old and had known Ivo since childhood, having taught him his first letters, then his grammar and finally his civil law. This venerable man`s testimony of his disciple`s holy and austere life was direct and detailed; then he spoke of Ivo as a lawyer and judge: It is therefore no wonder that lawyers, law students and all actors in the legal field have their own patron saint. Here`s everything you need to know about the patron saints that many of us pay attention to in the legal field.