THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - ERASMUS
The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.
This group of "helpers in need" originated in 14th century Rhineland, due largely as a result of the epidemic that grew to become the Black Death, but their veneration spread almost as quickly as the plague.
Saint Erasmus of Formiae, also known as Elmo, was a Christian saint and martyr, who according to Christian tradition, died around 303.
He is the patron saint of sailors and abdominal pain and intestinal ailments and his feast day is June 2nd.