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Ambrose of Milan

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Ambrose of Milan


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Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose (/ˈæmbroʊz/; c. 340 – 4 April 397), was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was consular prefect 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 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, a Advent hymn.

Ambrose was one of the four original doctors of the Church, and is the pat
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On the Duties of the Clergy

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On the Mysteries

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Concerning Virgins

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St. Ambrose: On the Holy Sp...

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Exposition of the Christian...

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The Letters Of S. Ambrose, ...

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On Repentance

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The Complete Works of St. A...

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Theological and Dogmatic Works

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Saint Ambrose: Seven Exeget...

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“No one heals himself by wounding another.”
St. Ambrose

“If you have two shirts in your closet, one belongs to you and the other to the man with no shirt.”
St. Ambrose

“It is preferable to have a virgin mind than a virgin body. Each is good if each be possible; if it be not possible, let me be chaste, not to man but to God.”
St. Ambrose, Concerning Virgins

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