MEMORIAL: DECEMBER 7
St. Ambrose was born in the 4th century. He was originally a young politician and governor before he became Bishop of Milan. During his time as bishop, he was known for his generosity to the poor and his refutation of the Arian heresy. As bishop, he met Monica of Hippo who introduced Ambrose to her son Augustine. Ambrose debated, instructed, and walked side by side with Augustine while the Holy Spirit converted his heart. Ambrose was known for his preaching and writings. He passed away at the age of 57. He is one of the original four doctors of the Church and is the patron saint of beekeepers.