View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

But what about Grover?

Today is June 2, the feast of St. Erasmus - or St. Elmo - a bishop and martyr about whom little is known, but about whom there are many legends.

He’s a patron saint of sailors; the blue lights sometimes seen at mastheads are known as “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

He is also invoked against cramps and colic, especially in children.

Would you expect anything less from a saint named Elmo?


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