Sunday, September 22, 2019

Saint of the Day – 20 March – Saint Clement of Ireland

The Memorial of Saint Clement of Ireland

Saint Clement of Ireland Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMonks who became Saints

Clement of Ireland brief life History

Date of Birth 750 AD
Country of Birth Ireland in Europe
Profession An Irish monk
Place of Work Ireland and France
Date of Death 20 March 818
Place of Death Auxerre, France
Feast Day 20 March
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of

Saint Clement of Ireland Short life History

Saint Clement of Ireland is also known as
• Clemens Scotus
• Clement of the Paris Schools

He and his companion Ailbe, arrived in Gaul in 772, and opened shop as teachers.

Their fame spread, and Charlemagne sent for them to come to his court, where they stayed for several months.

Ailbe was given direction of a monastery near Pavia, Italy. Clement stayed in France as regent of the Paris school from 775 until his death.

Legend says that Clement founded the University of Paris, which in a metaphorical sense he did since he started a great tradition of learning in the city.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Clement of Ireland was born in 750 in Ireland and died on 20 March 818 in Auxerre, France of natural causes his remains are interred in the church of Saint-Amator

Saint Clement of Ireland