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Saint Ambrose

Saint Ambrose

When Saint Ambrose became bishop of Milan, he had some catching up to do. In fact, at the time, Ambrose was not yet a priest, nor was he even baptized when the emperor decided that he would make an excellent bishop. Within a week, Ambrose was baptized, ordained, and consecrated as a bishop. Despite these gaps in his résumé, Ambrose worked hard to settle disputes, to convert people to the faith, and to defend the dual nature of Jesus Christ—both human and divine. The Church celebrates Saint Ambrose on December 7. Share this biography with your children and their families.

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