Thursday, December 7, 2017

His Word Today: Celebrating Saint Ambrose

Good morning everyone,

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast day of Saint Ambrose, a well-known Bishop who was a the Shepherd of the Church of Milan (Italy).  He was the Roman governor of Liguria and Emilia (two regions in Northern Italy), headquartered in Milan, before being made bishop of Milan by popular acclamation in 374. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism (the belief that God the father is a separate person who created his son Jesus).  Ambrose taught that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are all persons of the Trinity - one God made known to us in three persons.

In today's first reading, the prophet Isaiah speaks of a song hat God's people will sing when we realize what a strong city have we, our God sets up walls and ramparts to protect us (Is 26:1).

Our God is so good to us, and we have many ancestors in faith like Saint Ambrose who have helped us to know and to understand who God is. Today, let us give thanks for all those who have helped us to grow in faith, and let us pray for the courage to help others to grow in their understanding and love of God.

Have a great day.

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