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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Pope St. Clement I

Pope St. Clement I was the fourth pope of the Catholic Church and he was pope from 92 - 99 AD. There is evidence Pope St. Clement I was a disciple of St. Peter. According to Eusebius, St. Jerome, and Origen, St. Clement I is the man mentioned in Phil. 4:3.

According to Tradition, under persecution of Emperor Trajan, Pope St. Clement I was forced to work in a quarry. While there, he brought many people into the faith. Finally, the Pope was sentenced to death. So, an anchor was wrapped around his feet and he was thrown into the sea and drowned. After his death, two of his disciples prayed that they could find his remains. In an answer to their prayers, the sea retreated three miles and the two found an angel-built chapel that contained his remains in a chest of stone by an anchor. The sea retreated to reveal the chapel year each, and his remains were kept dry for seven days. Today, his remains have been moved and are kept in the Basilica of St. Clement.

His feastday is November 23rd. He is already remembered for his Clementine Literature as well as a letter to the Church in Corinth, often called 1 Clement, and a second epistle, although scholars are not sure he actually wrote the second epistle.


del_button August 9, 2006 at 7:58 AM
Tito said...

Church history is something I've been reading up on after reading Triumph. Thanks for the info!

del_button August 9, 2006 at 10:03 AM
Moneybags said...

You're welcome. I'm going through a history of the popes and posting on each one.

del_button July 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM
nestor m. bacani said...

I chanced being on your blog because I was doing a quick research on Pope Saint Clement I, who was quoted with his prayer for Catholic parents in a very relevant Vatican document,
Guidelines for Education within the Family

The prayer goes like this:

Grant to them [the parents], Lord, health, peace, concord and stability, so that they may exercise without offence the sovereignty [as parents] that you have given them.

Master, heavenly King of the ages, you give glory, honour and power over the things of the earth to the sons of men.

Direct, Lord, their counsel, following what is pleasing and acceptable in your sight, so that by exercising with devotion and in peace and gentleness the power that you have given to them, they may find favour with you.

I emailed this same prayer to your email address, in MWord format so as to give it in a somewhat decent prayer card structure.

Thanks for your info. on the pope-saint.

~graciously, nestor

del_button July 18, 2010 at 6:01 PM
Matthew said...

Thank you for sharing that prayer! Much appreciated.

del_button September 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM
Jonny said...

Why are you not accepting comments from people who don't believe in God? Or denying Gods existence? For an outsider this seems very limiting and intolerant.

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