Ia of Cornwall

Ia is a Cornish saint whose tradition goes back at least to the 13th century and after the harbor town of St Ives was named. It is also known under the name of Ives and Hya. 1284 she was a chapel consecrated and the built later, to existing community church today took over as patron Ia. Their historicity is not occupied. Your feast day is February 3.

The oldest surviving written description of her life goes back to around 1300 by the Breton cleric Anselm wrote hagiography about Gwinear. The portrayal of According to Anselm was an Irish Ia Virgin noble origins, the late reached the Irish coast to accompany Gwinear and his companions on their journey to Cornwall. In desperation, she sat down on the beach to a prayer, after which she discovered a small floating on the water sheet. As Ia touched the blade with her ​​staff, it grew miraculously to the size of a boat, the record Ia and could bring to Cornwall, where she arrived before Gwinear.

Another clue was narrated by John Leland, who traveled to Cornwall in 1540. He came across another hagiography, is mentioned in the Ia as a student of Barry, another saint who translated from Ireland to Cornwall.

The commission their Remembrance Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday is February 3, is in St Ives since 1429. In the former parish church, there was also her grave. Venton Ia, a source close to the Porthmeor Beach, St Ives to one of the two members of beaches is also dedicated to her. Further, Ia was appropriated in a chapel at Troon Camborne. The Breton community Plouyé, whose name means " the congregation of the Ia " means could be associated with the same saint.

In the coming of the 15th century text The Vision of William of Stranton in the version of the manuscript Royal 17 B xliii the protagonist is accompanied on its journey through the purgatory of two saints, including Seint Ive my suster, That woned in Quitike. This is seen by some researchers as a reference to which is also located in the town of Cornwall Quethiock and therefore possibly. Than a reference to Ia