Book of Saints – Clement – 23 November


CLEMENT (Saint) Pope, Martyr (November 23) (1st century) A Roman by birth, converted to Christianity either by Saint Peter or by Saint Paul. He accompanied the latter, who styles him “his fellow-labourer” (Philemon 4:3), on some of his missionary journeys. He followed (or perhaps preceded) Saint Cletus in Saint Peter’s Chair, and governed the Church for about ten years. His noble Epistle to the Corinthians is one of the most precious monuments of the Sub-Apostolic Age. He passed away under Trajan (A.D. 100), and, as constant tradition holds, died an exile and Martyr in the Crimea. The graceful story of his having been cast into the Black Sea with an anchor round his neck, and of the shrine built for him beneath the waves by Angels, is well known. His relics are now in Rome in the famous Basilica dedicated in his honour, and which gives his title

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Clement”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2012. Web. 23 January 2022. <>