Legend says that when Clement arrived in Metz, the area was besieged by the Graoully, a large, poison-breathed serpent that lived in a local Roman amphitheatre with an army of snakes. Clement chased away the snakes and banished the Graoully by making the Sign of the Cross at them. This led to the conversion of the whole town.
- with a dragon
- raising a girl (possibly dressed as a princess) from the dead (refers to converting a king by bringing his daughter back to life)
- with a stag kneeling at his feet (refers to a stag hiding from hunters by runnning to him for sanctuary which convinced the hunters of Clement’s holiness and led to their conversion)
- “Saint Clement of Metz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2015. Web. 29 April 2017. <>