Oil Dedicated to St Erasmus 4 (Patron Invoked against Seasickness)
St Erasmus 4 (Patron Invoked against Seasickness) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Erasmus, also known as St. Elmo or St. Erasmus of Formiae, is a Christian saint who is invoked against various ailments and dangers, including seasickness. He is considered the patron saint of sailors and those who work at sea. His feast day is celebrated on June 2nd.
According to tradition, St. Erasmus was a 4th-century Christian martyr who suffered during the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Diocletian. He was known for his strong faith and refusal to renounce his Christian beliefs.
As the patron saint of sailors, St. Erasmus is often invoked for protection and assistance during sea voyages. Sailors and those who suffer from seasickness may pray to him for relief from their discomfort and for a safe journey. It is believed that his intercession can bring comfort and calm to those experiencing the effects of seasickness.
Devotion to St. Erasmus is particularly prominent in maritime communities and among those who rely on the sea for their livelihood. Many churches dedicated to St. Erasmus can be found in coastal areas and port cities around the world.
People may also wear or carry a medal or image of St. Erasmus. As a form of protection against seasickness and other perils at sea. Additionally, sailors often raise prayers or make offerings to St. Erasmus before embarking on a voyage. Seeking his guidance and assistance throughout their journey.
It’s important to note that while St. Erasmus is revered for his patronage against seasickness. Modern medical treatments and remedies should be sought for managing and preventing seasickness symptoms.