Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saint Ambrose Feast Day – December 7 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor is the Patron Saint of 1. Bee keepers;
2. Bees;
3. Bishops;
4. Candle makers;
5. Domestic animals;
6. French Commissariat;
7. Geese;
8. Learning;
9. Livestock;
10. Milan;
11. Police officers;
12. Students;
13. Wax refiners

Saint Ambrose Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year C

Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor brief life History

Date of Birth  340 AD
Country of Birth Germany in Europe
Profession Archbishop of Milan
Place of Work Milan, Italy
Date of Death April 4, 397 (aged 56 or 57)
Place of Death Mediolanum, Roman Italy
Feast Day December 7
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Bee keepers;
2. Bees;
3. Bishops;
4. Candle makers;
5. Domestic animals;
6. French Commissariat;
7. Geese;
8. Learning;
9. Livestock;
10. Milan;
11. Police officers;
12. Students;
13. Wax refiners

Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor Short life History

Saint Ambrose was of a noble family, and was governor of Milan in 374, when a bishop was to be chosen for that great see. As the Arian heretics were many and fierce, he was present to preserve order during the election.

Though only a catechumen, it was the will of God that he should himself be chosen by acclamation; and, in spite of his utmost resistance, he was baptized and consecrated.

He was unwearied in every duty of a pastor, full of sympathy and charity, gentle and condescending in things indifferent, but inflexible in matters of principle.

He showed his fearless zeal in braving the anger of the Empress Justina, by resisting and foiling her impious attempt to give one of the churches of Milan to the Arians, and by rebuking and leading to penance the really great Emperor Theodosius, who in a moment of irritation had punished most cruelly a sedition of the inhabitants of Thessalonica.

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He was the friend and consoler of St. Monica in all her sorrows, and in 387 he had the joy of admitting to the Church her son, St. Augustine. St. Ambrose died in 397, full of years and of honors, and is revered by the Church of God as one of her greatest doctors.

Today’s Saint Ambrose Feast Day Quote:

Whence came to St. Ambrose his grandeur of mind, his clearness of insight, his intrepidity in maintaining the faith and discipline of the Church? Whence but from his contempt of the world, from his fearing God alone?

Saint Ambrose Feast Day
Saint Ambrose Feast Day

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