St. Erasmus


 
St. Erasmus Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/02


Patron Of: Against Seasickness, Ammunition Workers, Against Stomach Diseases, Against Abdominal Pains, Against Appendicitis, Against Birth Pains, Against Colic, Against Danger at Sea, Against Storms, Boatmen, Childbirth, Mariners, Navigators, Sailors, Watermen, Women In Labor

Also known as

    * Elmo
    * Eramo
    * Erarmo
    * Ermo
    * Herasmus
    * Rasimus
    * Rasmus
    * Telmo

Memorial

    * 2 June

Profile

    Bishop of Formiae, Campagna, Italy. He fled to Mount Lebanon in the persecutions of emperor Diocletian where he was fed by a raven so he could stay in hiding. Discovered by the authorities, he was imprisoned, but an angel rescued him. Recaptured, he was martyred. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Namesake for the static electric discharge called Saint Elmo’s Fire.

Died

    * disemboweled c.303 at Formiae, Italy

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Patronage

    * against abdominal pains
    * against appendicitis
    * against birth pains
    * against childhood intestinal disease
    * against colic
    * against danger at sea
    * against intestinal disorders
    * against seasickness
    * against stomach diseases
    * against storms
    * ammunition workers
    * boatmen
    * childbirth
    * explosives workers
    * Gaeta, Italy
    * mariners
    * navigators
    * ordnance workers
    * sailors
    * watermen
    * women in labour

Representation

    * windlass
 



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