Monday, December 7, 2009

Feast of St. Ambrose


And not only does he have a fun cool name, he was an outstanding teacher and Bishop of the Church in the early years; elected Bishop of Milan in 340.  A wealthy politician, he ended up giving away all his material goods to the poor. 

I like him because though many thought he'd be "a player," politically speaking, as a Bishop, he wasn't.  At least not in the sense that was perhaps hoped for by the players of the time.  He perhaps used his political savvy, but for good.  And that is just the sort of saint we need in this duplicitous day and age of politics and media..... 


So, happy feast day, and St. Ambrose, pray for us!

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