A Roman of Jewish extraction, St. Clement owed his conversion to Sts. Peter and Paul. he was ordained Bishop by St. Peter. After the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Linus became Bishop of Rome, and, after governing for eleven years, was succeeded by St. Cletus. Upon the death of the latter, about the year 91, St. Clement became Pope.
Clement wrote a classic Epistle to the Corinthians and died a martyr about the year 100.
PRAYER: Almighty and ever-living God, You show forth Your glory in the strength of Your Saints. Help us to be filled with joy in the annual celebration of St. Clement who by his death bore witness to the Death of Jesus, which he proclaimed and which he commemorated in the sacrifice of the Mass. Amen.