O God, who didst give to thy servant Ambrose grace eloquently to declare thy righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honor of thy Name: Mercifully grant to all bishops and pastors such excellency in preaching, and fidelity in ministering thy Word, that thy people may be partakers with them of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Gerard Seghers, “Saint Ambrose, Doctor of the Church” (Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset @nationaltrust)
St Ambrose, c.337-397, prolific writer (including Confessiones; De civitate Dei) was mentor to St Augustine who was amazed that Ambrose could read silently—very rare at that time. pic.twitter.com/B5RVOofvhG
— Mike Bowman (@mobozzen) December 7, 2019