On How Clergy Ought To Speak

by St. Ambrose of Milan The voice should not be languid, nor feeble, nor womanish in its tone — such a tone of voice as many are in the habit of using, under the idea of seeming important. It should preserve a certain quality, and rhythm, and a manly vigor. For all to do what […]

On The Bread And Wine

St. Ambrose of Milan Perhaps you will say, I see something else, how is it that you assert that I receive the Body of Christ? And this is the point which remains for us to prove. And what evidence shall we make use of? Let us prove that this is not what nature made, but […]

On Military Force

by St. Ambrose of Milan This is reprinted from the Nov. 11th, 2010 entry on the excellent blog Lord, I have cried unto Thee. This being Veterans’ Day here in the USA, it is a time when we are compelled to rightfully give thanks to our countrymen who serve and have served in our armed […]

On The Duties of Clergy

by St. Ambrose of Milan From “On The Duties of Clergy: Book II, Chapter 1 Happiness in life is to be gained by living virtuously, inasmuch as thus a Christian, whilst despising glory and the favour of men, desires to please God alone in what he does. 1. In the first book we spoke of […]

On The Annunciation

by St. Ambrose of Milan Our father among the saints Ambrose of Milan came to be bishop of Milan as the only competent candidate to succeed Auxentius, a bishop of Arian persuasion, in 374. A catechumentheology through intense study of subject as he was successively baptized and then consecrated as Bishop of Milan. He held […]

God Is Our Refuge

by St. Ambrose of Milan Our father among the saints Ambrose of Milan came to be bishop of Milan as the only competent candidate to succeed Auxentius, a bishop of Arian persuasion, in 374. A catechumen and trained as a lawyer, he learned his theology through intense study of subject as he was successively baptized […]