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St. Ambrose: His Life, Times and Teaching (1879)

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Catalog Code: 9780548712245

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Learn about the life and teachings of the great St. Ambrose through the pen of author Thornton Robinson.  Originally published in 1897 this book has been brought back into print for the modern reader to discover.


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St. Ambrose of Milan

St. Ambrose of Milan Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/7


Patron Of: candlemaker domestic animals

Also known as

    * The Honey Tongued Doctor
    * Ambrogio of Milan
    * Ambrosius of Milan

Memorial

    * 7 December

Profile

    Born to the Roman nobility. Brother of Saint Marcellina and Saint Satyrus. Educated in the classics, Greek, and philosophy at Rome, Italy. Poet and noted orator. Convert to Christianity. Governor of Milan, Italy.

    When the bishop of Milan died, a dispute over his replacement led to violence. Ambrose intervened to calm both sides; he impressed everyone involved so much that though he was still an unbaptized catechumen, he was chosen as the new bishop. He resisted, claiming that he was not worthy, but to prevent further violence, he assented, and on 7 December 374 he was baptized, ordained as a priest, and consecrated as bishop. He immediately gave away his wealth to the Church and the poor, both for the good it did, and as an example to his flock.

    Noted preacher and teacher, a Bible student of renown, and writer of liturgical hymns. He stood firm against paganism and Arians. His preaching helped convert Saint Augustine of Hippo, whom Ambrose baptized and brought into the Church. Ambrose’s preaching brought Emperor Theodosius to do public penance for his sins. He called and chaired several theological councils during his time as bishop, many devoted to fighting heresy. Welcomed Saint Ursus and Saint Alban of Mainz when they fled Naxos to escape Arian persecution, and then sent them on to evangelize in Gaul and Germany. Proclaimed a great Doctor of the Latin Church by Pope Boniface VIII in 1298.

    The title Honey Tongued Doctor was initially bestowed on Ambrose because of his speaking and preaching ability; this led to the use of a beehive and bees in his iconography, symbols which also indicate wisdom. This led to his association with bees, beekeepers, chandlers, wax refiners, etc.

Born

    * c.340 in Trier, southern Gaul (modern Germany)

Died

    * Holy Saturday, 4 April 397 at Milan, Italy of natural causes
    * relics at basilica of Milan

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Patronage

    * bee keepers
    * bees
    * candlemakers
    * chandlers
    * domestic animals
    * French Commissariat
    * learning
    * Milan, Italy, archdiocese of
    * Milan, Italy, city of
    * schoolchildren
    * Stresa, Italy
    * students
    * wax melters
    * wax refiners

Representation

    * beehive
    * bees
    * bishop holding a church in his hand
    * dove
    * human bones
    * man arguing with a pagan
    * ox
    * pen
    * scourge
    * with Saint Gregory the Great, Saint Jerome and Saint Augustine of Hippo

 



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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