Happy Feast Day
Pope St. Clement I of Rome
Feast Day: November 23
Patronage: stonecutters, marble-workers, mariners, sailors, tanners, sick children
Saint Clement was an early successor to St. Peter,installed as Pope in the year 88 and one of the 5 Apostolic Fathers, who provide a direct link between the Apostles and later generations of the church fathers. He’s a contemporary of St. Paul and is mentioned in Philippians 4:3. St. Clement’s First Epistle to the Corinthians, condemned the unauthorized and unjustified division between the laity and clergy, urging charity to heal this riff. It’s said that he was miraculously saved from martyrdom when he was cast in the sea with an anchor bound to him.
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