Saints related to Patron-of-canon-lawyers

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  • St. Ivo of Kermartin
    Born in 1253 in Brittany, St. Ivo of Kermartin was trained as a lawyer and appointed a judge in the Rennes diocese. He especially enjoyed working with the poor and often took their cases free of charge. He later became a priest and devoted the last 19 years of his life to his parish.
  • St. Robert Bellarmine
    St. Robert Bellarmine was born on Oct. 4, 1542 at Montepulciano, Italy. He was ordained in 1570 and became a cardinal in 1598. St. Robert wrote the most complete defense of Catholicism at the time in the battle against Protestantism. He died in 1621.