Saint Erasmus

[Saint Erasmus]
Also known as

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

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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.

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  • “Saint Erasmus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 August 2013. Web. 24 April 2014. <>