June 2 – Saint Erasmus (Saint Elmo): Patron Saint of Intestinal Disorders

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Saint Erasmus, Patron Saint of Intestinal Disorders (Feast Date: June 2)

Extract from  The Golden Legend:  The Life of St. Erasmus: “The holy man, St. Erasmus, was come of noble and of great kindred, and he was not only gentle by his birth but also in deed and conditions. In the time that Diocletian the emperor reigned, which was a great persecutor of Christ’s people, then came this holy man St. Erasmus in the land of Campania, . . ., and there this holy man preached to the people the word of God, and taught unto them the Christian faith, and he baptized them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Then was this holy man chosen and made bishop of all the land of Campania, and preached and taught the people how they should serve God and love him, and avoid sin. See picture of St.Elmo (Pinacoteca). See also: Erasmus of Formiae (Multi-lingual), Erasmo de Formia, Santo (Sp.), Sant’ Erasmo di Formia Vescovo e martire (It), Święci Erazm i Pankracy – orędownicy jeleniogórskiej fary (Po), and Novena in Honour of St. Erasmus.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Erasmus on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Cholera in Cameroon (Summer, 2010) (Africa) See WMR Intentions – August 30-September 12, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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