Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Clement
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:
- The patron of Tanners and Mariners
- Memorial Day / Feast Day: November 23rd
- Date of Death: Saint Clement died in A.D.100
- Cause of Death: Martyred by drowning
Who or what is Saint Clement the patron saint of?
Saint Clement is the patron of Tanners and Mariners. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.
The Story and History of Saint Clement
The story and history of Saint Clement. Clemens Romanus was born in Rome in Italy during the time that the Christian faith was being spread and Christians were being persecuted by the Roman Emperors. He is believed to be of Jewish descent and a freeman of Rome. He worked as a tanner during the early part of his life. He was then converted to Christianity and became a disciple of St. Peter and of St. Paul. Following the death of Saint Peter he took over his position and became the fourth Pope and Bishop of Rome continuing to convert Romans from the religion of the old Roman gods to Christianity. Saint Clement was banished from Rome during the reign of the Emperor Trajan (September 18, 53 – August 9, 117) due to his beliefs and unpopularity with the Roman rabble. He was banished to Chersonesus, which was an ancient Greek colony under Roman rule, in the south western part of Crimea (part of the Ukraine). In Chersonesus he was sentenced to work with other prisoners in a stone quarry where he continued to convert people. The number and success of his conversions attracted the attention of the Roman prefect who sentenced him to death. Clement was he was bound to an anchor and cast into the sea. He died in A.D.100.
Death of Saint Clement
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Clement died in A.D. 100. Cause of Death: Martyred by drowning.
Why is Saint Clement the patron of Tanners and Mariners?
Why is Saint Clement is the patron of Tanners and Mariners? His profession before his conversion was that of a tanner and his connection with the sea and mariners was due to his form of death
How Saint Clement is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Clement in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Clement is represented in Christian Art with an anchor, because he was bound to an anchor and cast into the sea.
The church dedicated to him in the Strand in London, England had formerly an anchor for a vane; the parish boundaries were indicated by an anchor, while the beadles had an anchor on their staves and buttons.
Feast Day of Saint Clement
The Feast Day of Saint Clement is November 23rd. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.