Sculpture of St. Clement of Rome

Transfiguration of Jesus parish in Maków Podhalański
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Maria Działo


The Sculpture of St. Clement of Rome was created in the 19th century. The piece reflects the long tradition of St. Clement worship in Maków Podhalański. In 1536, the wooden church invoking this very Saint was consecrated here, but was ultimately dismantled in the middle of the 18th century. Saint Clement of Rome (who died in 101) was a slave who, after being freed, received holy orders from St. Peter and became his successor. According to a different account (Eusebius of Caesarea), he was the fourth pope after St. Peter. Saint Clement of Rome died a martyr's death by drowning with an anchor tied around his neck.

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Maria Działo, "Sculpture of St. Clement of Rome", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2022, source:

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