The Feast of Saint Ambrose

Today the church celebrates The Feast of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Born of noble parents, classically educated while still a catechumen, in other words, one who has not been baptized, but will be baptized, Ambrose was chosen by popular acclaim as the Bishop of Milan.

Legend says that he went to the church to see what all the excitement was about, as the people were electing their next bishop, and as he stood there a dove flew down and landed on his head, and the people decided that was a divine sign, and they said, “We want Ambrose as our bishop!”

Along with Saint Jerome, Saint Augustine and Saint Gregory, Saint Ambrose is considered one of the four doctors of the early church, a doctor being one who has contributed mightily to the theology of what we believe.