Saint Clement of Alexandria (150-215)

for December 4

Saint Clement of Alexandria taught at the famed Catechetical School of Alexandria. One of his students was the famous theologian and teacher, Origen. Saint Clement preached that Christians must live moral lives to attain perfection and, ultimately, God. He also taught that knowledge and faith were instrumental to discover, comprehend, and follow the will of God. During the persecution that occurred in 202, Saint Clement traveled to Caesarea in Cappadocia, where he oversaw the diocese while his pupil, Bishop Alexander, was in prison. We celebrate Saint Clement's feast day on December 4.

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Saint Clement of Alexandria taught others to live moral lives and to follow the will of God. Spend some quiet time with the holy Counselor. Ask him to help you find your vocation in life and to assist you in making good decisions, so that you can become closer to him.


Lead me, holy Counselor, to know what to do with my life, how to make good decisions, and how to live life fully. (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)