The Land of Pardons

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NS BOOK I.?SAINT YVES THE PARDON OF THE POOR DEDICATED TO MONSIEUR JAMES DARMESTETER CHAPTER I SAINT YVES is the latest of all our true Breton saints, and I believe I am right in saying that he is the only one who has been canonized. He is a very great saint, and his fame has spread far and wide, beyond the limits of the province, as the fame of no other Breton has ever done. Within a year after his canonization, he had a college at Paris, in the Rue Saint Jacques, and there it stood until 1823. During the fifteenth century a chapel was raised to him in the very heart of Rome itself, bearing the inscription : " Diva Yvoni Trecorensi:" and, a little later, a brotherhood of lawyers arose in the same city, calling themselves by his name, and devoting their time and Ewen, Euzen, or Yves Heloury was born October 7, 1253, of the noble lady Dame Azou du Quinquiz and her husband, Tanaik Heloury de Kervarzin, who, it is said, accompanied Pierre de Dreux, Duke of Brittany, to the Seventh Crusade. (" Life of Saint Yves," by 1'Abbe" France.) 9 ' their talents to the defence of the poor and humble So far has the name of Yves spread, indeed, that we. find altars raised to him at Angers, Chartres, Evreux, Dijon; while at Pau on one occasion we hear of a special procession held in his honour, in which the parliament took part gorgeously arrayed in red robes. At a grand audience held in Antwerp, his relics, encased in a splendid reliquary, were given to the Court to kiss. The great Rubens painted a picture of him for the University of Louvain, and a fresco by Baccio della Porta has lately been found at San Gimmanio, near Perouse, representing the holy advocate giving free advice to a client in rags. But naturally it is in Brittany, esp...

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