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Quotes by "St. Ambrose of Milan"

Saint Ambrosius Ambrose  was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was the Roman governor of Liguria and Emilia, headquartered in Milan, before being made bishop of Milan by popular acclamation in 374. St. Ambrose is the Confessor and Doctor of the Church.

He is credited with composing the repertory Ambrosian chant, also known as the Antiphonal Chant. He is also credited with composing the hymn "Te Deum," which is believed to have been written when he baptized Augustine of Hippo.

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Feast Day: December 7th

St. Ambrose of Milan

Though The World Is Dangerous, St. Ambrose Says The Church Will Stand Firm

The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world;…

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St. Ambrose Gives Us Advice On How To Organize Our Closets

If you have two shirts in your closet, one belongs to you and the other to the man with no…

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There is your brother, naked, crying, and you worry about an attractive floor covering.

There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.

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St. Ambrose – Our Possessions Are Not Our Own

It is not from your own possessions that you are bestowing aims on the poor, you are but restoring to…

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St. Ambrose’s Teaching on the Indissolubility of Marriage

You dismiss your wife as if by right and without being charged with wrongdoing; and you suppose it is proper…

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“Christ is in that sacrament, because it is the body of Christ”

 Perhaps you may be saying, “I see something else; how can you assure me that I am receiving the body…

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St. Ambrose Invokes St. Peter’s Intercession: “May He Weep for Us”

May Peter, who wept so efficaciously for himself, weep for us and turn towards us Christ’s benign countenance.  

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St. Ambrose on Mary’s Virtues, Perpetual Virginity, and Immaculate Conception

Imitate Mary, holy mothers, who in her only dearly beloved Son set forth so great an example of maternal virtue;…