Feast day: November 23
When did St. Clement of Rome live: in the 1st century AD
According to the list of bishops by Irenaeus and Eusebius, Clement was the third bishop of Rome. Clement is the author of the first Epistle of Clement and is considered the first Apostolic Father of the Church. The second Epistle of Clement was most probably not written by him. According to tradition, Clement spent some time in prison during the reign of Emperor Trajan, during which he ministered to other prisoners. Thereafter, he was thrown into the sea tied to an anchor.
Patronage: St. Clement I is patron saint of sailors, hat-makers, miners, children, for protection in storms, against water-damage and child-diseases.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Clement of Rome - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Clement of Rome is often represented as Bishop of Rome with mitre, crosier, book, cross around his neck and an anchor, in reference to the way he was martyred.