Prayer of St. Ambrose
The Feast of St. Ambrose is celebrated on Dec. 7. The
following St. Ambrose prayer is recited during the liturgy
on his feast day.
From the Roman liturgy for the Feast of St. Ambrose:
"Lord, you made Saint Ambrose an outstanding
teacher of the Catholic faith and gave him the courage
of an apostle. Raise up in your Church more leaders
after your own heart, to guide us with courage and wisdom.
We ask this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy
Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen."
Saint Ambrose Quotes
Saint Ambrose is one of the four most important Church
theologians of the fourth century. His teachings and
music are still studied by today's Catholics. The following
reading is one of his most influential teachings. Catholics
wear a Saint Ambrose pendant or a Saint Ambrose charm
in the hopes of gaining the faith and knowledge that
Saint Ambrose taught in his many liturgical writings.
Rejoice in the Lord Always - Saint
Beloved brethren, you have heard in the present reading
Paul says I want you to be happy, always happy in
the Lord. For the salvation of our souls God in his
goodness calls us to the joys of everlasting blessedness.
The joys of this world lead to eternal sorrow; but those
who persevere in following the joys that are to be found
in the will of the Lord will find themselves led to
an enduring, an eternal world. So St
Paul says again, I repeat, what I want is your happiness.
He is urging us to grow in the joy that leads to God
and to the fulfillment of God's commandments. The more
we strive to obey the precepts of our Lord God in this
world, the more blessed we shall be in the life to come
and the greater will be the glory that we receive in
Let your tolerance be evident to everyone: that is,
the holiness of your behavior should not only be clear
to God but also to men. It should be an example of modesty
and self-discipline to all who share this earth with
you. It should leave nothing but good memories, both
for God and for man.
The Lord is very near, there is no need to worry: the
Lord is always near to anyone who calls on him in truth,
with right faith, with firm hope, with perfect love.
He himself knows what you need before you ask it of
him: he is always ready to give his faithful servants
whatever help they need. When bad things happen to us
we should not be greatly worried, because we should
know that we have God close to us as our defender. The
Lord is close to those with contrite hearts; those with
a broken spirit he will save. Many are the tribulations
of the just; the Lord will free them of all their troubles.
If we fight to fulfill and keep his precepts, he will
not be slow to give us the aid he has promised.
If there is anything you need, pray for it, asking
God for it with prayer and thanksgiving: when we are
afflicted with tribulations let us not bear them sadly
or grumble about them - certainly not! - but let us
be patient and cheerful, giving thanks to God always,
in all circumstances.
is the perfect size for a charm
bracelet or a necklace for a child. Click on Image.
Picture of St. Ambrose