The feast day of St. Cletus is celebrated on April 26.
St. Cletus was a Roman by birth. He was ordained by St. Peter the Apostle. He served as the third bishop of Rome, succeeding St. Linus who followed St. Peter. According to tradition, Pope Cletus divided Rome into 25 parishes. Records show that he ordained 25 priests.
The name Cletus means “one who has been called”. Pope Cletus served as pope for twelve years before he was martyred in the year 92 during the persecutions of Domitian. His relics are buried near St. Linus in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The humility of our divine Savior and His most blessed Mother was always accompanied by a perfect obedience.
Quote of St. Francis de Sales; Feast day Jan. 24
April is the Month of the Eucharist.