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Saint of the Day: May 22nd - Saint Yvo

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 1353 Saint Yvo Helori, or son of Helor, descended from a noble and virtuous family near Treguier in Brittany, was born in 1253. He studied grammar at home with unusual …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 1353
Saint Yvo Helori, or son of Helor, descended from a noble and virtuous family near Treguier in Brittany, was born in 1253. He studied grammar at home with unusual application and success, and at fourteen years of age was sent to Paris, where he learned the liberal arts and divinity: he applied himself to the civil and canon law at Orleans. His mother was wont frequently to say to him that he ought so to live as became a saint, to which his answer always was, that he hoped to be one. This resolution took deep root in his soul, and the impression of this obligation was in his heart a continual spur to virtue, and a check against the least shadow of any dangerous course. The contagious example of many loose companions at school served only to inspire him with the greater horror of evil, and moved him to arm himself more vigorously against it. The gravity of his behaviour reclaimed many from their vicious courses. His time was chiefly divided between …More