Also known as Erasmus, Saint Elmo fled from Italy during Diocletian’s persecutions. When found, Elmo was set on fire, which can be linked to the phenomenon “Saint Elmo’s fire” that is named for him. He was one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, protecting domestic animals.
d. c.303 at Formiae, Italy
Patronage: Sailors, Stomach Problems, Women in labor
Feast Day: June 2