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St. Ambrose

(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397).  Synonyms: Ambrose, Saint Ambrose.

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"St. Ambrose" Quotes from Famous Books

... exceeded the resources of their art to govern civilised populations of another religion, and unity of worship was imposed by laws of blood and by theories more cruel than the laws. But from St. Athanasius and St. Ambrose down to Erasmus and More, each age heard the protest of earnest men in behalf of the liberty of conscience, and the peaceful days before the Reformation were full of promise that it ...
— The History of Freedom • John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

... of the great Cornelius Celsus, the De Medicine, which had been lost for many centuries, was found in the church of St. Ambrose, at Milan, in 1443, and was at once put into print. The effect of the publication of this book, which had lain in hiding for so many centuries, was a revelation, showing the medical profession how far most of their supposed true copies of Celsus had drifted away from the original. The ...
— A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5) • Henry Smith Williams

... cross-road called the Via Ardeatina branches off from the Appian Way, is a little homely church with the strange name of "Domine quo Vadis." It is associated with one of the most beautiful legends of the early Christian Church touchingly told by St. Ambrose. The Apostle Peter, fleeing from the persecution under Nero that arose after the burning of Rome, came to this spot; and there he saw a vision of the Saviour bearing His cross with His face steadfastly set to go to the city. Filled with wonder and awe, the Apostle exclaimed, "Domine ...
— Roman Mosaics - Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood • Hugh Macmillan

Words linked to "St. Ambrose" :   Roman Catholic, saint, father, bishop, Western Church, Doctor of the Church, theologizer, theologiser, Church Father, Father of the Church, composer, theologist, Roman Catholic Church, doctor, Roman Church, theologian, Church of Rome

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