Definition of St. ambrose
1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397).
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Bishop, Church Father, Father, Father Of The Church, Composer, Doctor, Doctor Of The Church, Saint, Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer
Derivative terms: Ambrosian
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Literary usage of St. ambrose
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Augustine gives up all thought of going further among the Manichees: is guided to Rome and Milan, where he hears st. ambrose, leaves the Manichees, ..."
2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Augustine gives up all thought of going further among the Manichees: is guided to Rome and Milan, where he hears st. ambrose, leaves the Manichees ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"On one point only is there mutual agreement, viz., the youth of the Christian heroine. st. ambrose gives her age as twelve (I)e Virginibus, I, 2; PL, XVI, ..."
4. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"The body of st. ambrose was originally interred near the relics of SS. Gervasius and Protasius in the basilica of st. ambrose, Milan. ..."
5. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1892)
"This was the far-famed bishop of Milan, st. ambrose. Sprung from one of the great official families of the Empire, Ambrose passed the years of infancy in ..."
6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"... against the late Pelagians—ie Henry Hart and others in Kent, Essex, London, and other places—the two books of ' st. ambrose de Vocatione Gentium. ..."
7. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"st. ambrose defends them. — His book De Virginitate : note on the use of the veil. — ST. AUGUSTINE : influence of the Life of St. Anthony by Athanasius, ..."
8. Lives of the Fathers: Sketches of Church History in Biography by Frederic William Farrar (1907)
"st. ambrose in the West furnishes an almost exact counterpart of St. Basil in the East. Both were great ecclesiastical statesmen; both were men ..."