St. Ambrose of Milan

St. Ambrose of Milan was born in Gaul (modern-day Germany) circa 340. He tried to mediate a dispute over the replacement for the bishop of Milan after the bishop died. Both sides were so impressed with Ambrose that he was chosen to become bishop. Ambrose was baptized, ordained a priest and made a bishop Dec. 7, 374. He gave his money to the church and the poor. He aided in the conversion of St. Augustine of Hippo. Ambrose is known as the “honey tongued doctor” due to his great preaching skills. He died in 397. He is patron saint of beekeepers.

Catholic Review

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