Catholic Saints

Saint Ambrose

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Ambrose
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Ambrose
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Ambrose
  • What is Saint Ambrose the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Ambrose is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Ambrose of Milan
What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries? The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country. There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Ambrose
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Milan and of bee keepers

  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: April 4th
  • Born in Trier in modern Germany
  • Date of Death: Saint Ambrose died in 397
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Who or what is Saint Ambrose the patron saint of?
Saint Ambrose is the patron of Milan and of bee keepers. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

The Story and History of Saint Ambrose
The story and history of Saint Ambrose. Saint Ambrose inflicted the penance of scourging upon the Emperor Theodosius for his ruthless massacre of 7,000 unoffending human beings.

Death of Saint Ambrose
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Ambrose died in 397. Cause of Death: Natural Causes. 

Why is Saint Ambrose the patron of Milan and of bee keepers?
Why is Saint Ambrose is the patron of Milan and of bee keepers? St. Ambrose is the patron of Milan, because he was consecrated bishop of that city eight days after his conversion.

How Saint Ambrose is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Ambrose in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Ambrose is represented in Christian Art with a knotted scourge with three thongs, symbolical of the penance he inflicted upon the Emperor Theodosius for his ruthless massacre of 7,000 unoffending human beings; and a beehive, owing to the legend that when he was a child a swarm of bees settled upon his mouth without inflicting the slightest injury.

Feast Day of Saint Ambrose
The Feast Day of Saint Ambrose is April 4th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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