Friday, December 7, 2018

His Word Today: Saint Ambrose

Good morning everyone,

A few years ago, I had a chance to visit the city of Milan, and while I was there, I also got an opportunity to kneel and to pray at the tomb of Saint Ambrose.

Aurelius Ambrosius (c. 340 – 397), better known in English as Ambrose was Bishop of Milan.  He 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 that city by popular acclamation in 374. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism (a non-trinitarian Christological doctrine which asserts the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was begotten by God the Father at a point in time, a creature distinct from the Father and is therefore subordinate to him.  This belief is contrary to the belief held by the Church: that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father ... (Nicene Creed).

May this holy man of deep and abiding faith continue to intercede for us, that we too might continue to grow in our belief that Jesus, the eternal son of God has the power to grant every one of our desires, if they are for our good, even to restore our sight (Mt 9:27-31) so that we can see as he does.

Have a great day.

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