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Aurelius Ambrosius [a] ( c.  340 –397), better known in English as Ambrose ( / ˈ æ m b r oʊ z / ), 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. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism , and has been accused of fostering persecutions [ citation needed ] of Arians, Jews , and pagans .

Traditionally, Ambrose is credited with promoting "antiphonal chant", a style of chanting in which one side of the choir responds alternately to the other, as well as with composing Veni redemptor gentium , an Advent hymn.

Ambrose was one of the four original Doctors of the Church , and is the patron saint of Milan. He is notable for his influence on Augustine of Hippo .

Ambrose was born into a Roman Christian family about 340 and was raised in Gallia Belgica , the capital of which was Augusta Treverorum . [3] His father is sometimes identified with Aurelius Ambrosius, [4] [5] a praetorian prefect of Gaul ; [1] [ page needed ] but some scholars identify his father as an official named Uranius who received an imperial constitution dated 3 February 339 (addressed in a brief extract from one of the three emperors ruling in 339, Constantine II , Constantius II , or Constans , in the Codex Theodosianus , book XI.5). [6] [7] [8]

His mother was a woman of intellect and piety [9] and a member of the Roman family, Aurelii Symmachi [10] and thus Ambrose was cousin of the orator Q. Aurelius Symmachus. He was the youngest of three children, who included Marcellina and Satyrus (who is the subject of Ambrose's De excessu fratris Satyri ), also venerated as saints. [11] There is a legend that as an infant, a swarm of bees settled on his face while he lay in his cradle, leaving behind a drop of honey . His father considered this a sign of his future eloquence and honeyed tongue. For this reason, bees and beehives often appear in the saint's symbology .

After the early death of his father, Ambrose went to Rome, where he studyied literature , law , and rhetoric . He then followed in his father's footsteps and entered public service. Praetorian Prefect Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus first gave him a place in the council and then in about 372 made him governor of Liguria and Emilia, with headquarters at Milan, which was then (beside Rome) the second capital in Italy. [1] [ page needed ]

Sunday
8:00 a.m. St. Patrick, Mt. Savage
9:00 a.m. St. Ambrose
10:00 a.m. St. Mary
11:00 a.m. St. Patrick, Cumberland

Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament:
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Benediction 11:50 a.m.
Shrine of SS Peter & Paul

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Wednesday 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. &
6:30 p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Shrine of SS Peter & Paul

Aurelius Ambrosius [a] ( c.  340 –397), better known in English as Ambrose ( / ˈ æ m b r oʊ z / ), 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. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism , and has been accused of fostering persecutions [ citation needed ] of Arians, Jews , and pagans .

Traditionally, Ambrose is credited with promoting "antiphonal chant", a style of chanting in which one side of the choir responds alternately to the other, as well as with composing Veni redemptor gentium , an Advent hymn.

Ambrose was one of the four original Doctors of the Church , and is the patron saint of Milan. He is notable for his influence on Augustine of Hippo .

Ambrose was born into a Roman Christian family about 340 and was raised in Gallia Belgica , the capital of which was Augusta Treverorum . [3] His father is sometimes identified with Aurelius Ambrosius, [4] [5] a praetorian prefect of Gaul ; [1] [ page needed ] but some scholars identify his father as an official named Uranius who received an imperial constitution dated 3 February 339 (addressed in a brief extract from one of the three emperors ruling in 339, Constantine II , Constantius II , or Constans , in the Codex Theodosianus , book XI.5). [6] [7] [8]

His mother was a woman of intellect and piety [9] and a member of the Roman family, Aurelii Symmachi [10] and thus Ambrose was cousin of the orator Q. Aurelius Symmachus. He was the youngest of three children, who included Marcellina and Satyrus (who is the subject of Ambrose's De excessu fratris Satyri ), also venerated as saints. [11] There is a legend that as an infant, a swarm of bees settled on his face while he lay in his cradle, leaving behind a drop of honey . His father considered this a sign of his future eloquence and honeyed tongue. For this reason, bees and beehives often appear in the saint's symbology .

After the early death of his father, Ambrose went to Rome, where he studyied literature , law , and rhetoric . He then followed in his father's footsteps and entered public service. Praetorian Prefect Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus first gave him a place in the council and then in about 372 made him governor of Liguria and Emilia, with headquarters at Milan, which was then (beside Rome) the second capital in Italy. [1] [ page needed ]


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