Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Erasmus, or Elme, Bishop and Martyr


He is said to have been a native of Antioch, and a bishop in some part of Syria; who, in the persecution, hid himself on Mount Libanus, where he led an eremitical life for seventeen years, often visiting his flock, till he was crowned with martyrdom, probably in the persecution of Licinius, which had been begun by Dioclesian. He is named in the Roman Sclavonian or Muscovite, and other calendars.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Erasmus, or Elme, Bishop and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2013. Web. 19 April 2021. <>