|Theology of the Heart- Life of the Saints- St. Ambrose|
Bishop of Milan and mentor of Saint Augustine.
Doctor of the Church
Feast: December 7
See his writings:
The courage and constancy to resist evil form an important part of the essential virtues of a bishop. In this sense, Saint Ambrose was one of the greatest pastors of the Church of God. He is traditionally considered to be one of the four great Doctors of the Church in the west.
Ambrose was born of a Roman family at Trier about the year 340. He studied in Rome and served in the imperial government at Sirmium. In 374, while living in Milan, he was unanimously elected bishop of the city by popular acclaim and ordained on December 7. He devotedly carried out his duties and especially distinguished himself by his service to the poor and as an effective pastor and teacher of the faithful. He strenuously guarded the laws of the Church and defended orthodox teaching by writings and actions against the Arians. He died on Holy Saturday; April 4, 397.
Sources: The Liturgy of the Hours
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