St. Anacletus decreed that all bishops should be consecrated by three other bishops and that clerics should be ordained publicly He made other laws in regard to the discipline of the Church, He is one of the large number of holy Pontiffs who suffered martyrdom.
Thou has set on his head, O Lord, a crown of precious stones. — Communion
The Imitation of Christ
Little is it thou sufferest, in comparison of those who have suffered so much; who have been so strongly tempted, so grievously afflicted, so many ways tried and exercised.
This saint was utterly fearless where the honor of God was concerned. He maintained the discipline of the Church and faced a Roman emperor with the bravery of a soldier of Christ. Dying, his only regret was that he had only one life to give for his God.
Surely you admire fearlessness and courage. Are you fearless in professing yourself a Catholic and upholding correct principles, no matter who may be against you? Of such stuff are saints made.
Dare to do right, dare to be true.