Pope clement i (latin: clemens romanus greek: κλήμης ῥώμης died 99), also known as saint clement of rome, is listed by irenaeus and tertullian as bishop of rome, holding office from 88 to his death in 99 he is considered to be the first apostolic father of the church few details are known about clement's life. Clement of rome was an elder/bishop in rome during the last half of the first century we do not know a lot about him except that he wrote a letter on behalf of the church of rome to the church of corinth, probably very close to ad 95.
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The universal prayer (attributed to pope clement xi) lord, i believe in you: increase my faith i trust in you: strengthen my trust i love you: let me love you more and more. Their writings are a testimony to the faith of the early church, yet many christians are unfamiliar with the work of clement of rome, ignatius of antioch, polycarp of smyrna, justin the martyr, irenaeus, tertullian, origen, cyprian of carthage, athanasius, ephraim, cyril of jerusalem, hilary of poitiers or gregory the great to name of few of the early fathers.
This site will provide biographical information and examples of the writing of these great men of faith we will focus on clement of rome st clement of rome was the third successor of peter the apostle as bishop of rome, and therefore, our fourth pope st. In ad 88, saint clement i became the fourth pope his reign lasted until ad 97 though we have few facts about clement, we do know that he wrote a very important letter to the church in corinth the city of corinth in greece had a large christian population, but it also had a number of problems.
Pope cletus died a martyr for the faith at the end of the first century but little else is known about him with pope clement i , we have one genuine letter he wrote to the christians in corinth from rome. Prayer in time of sleeplessness prayer in time of suffering prayer in a time of waiting a prayer for the unborn the universal prayer (attributed to pope clement xi) a prayer for visioning a prayer for wales prayer before the way of the cross.
The universal prayer by pope clement xi keep me, lord, attentive at prayer, my conduct without fault, temperate in food and drink, my speech blameless.