Ambrose, St.

Ambrose, St. (Am`brose, St.) , bishop of Milan, born at Trèves, one of the Fathers of the Latin Church, and a zealous opponent of the Arian heresy; as a stern puritan refused to allow Theodosius to enter his church, covered as his hands were with the blood of an infamous massacre, and only admitted him to Church privilege after a severe penance of eight months; he improved the Church service, wrote several hymns, which are reckoned his most valuable legacy to the Church; his writings fill two vols. folio. He is the Patron saint of Milan; his attributes are a scourge, from his severity; and a beehive, from the tradition that a swarm of bees settled on his mouth when an Infant without hurting him (340-397). Festival, Dec. 7.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Amboyna * Ambro`sia
Ambassador
Amber
Amberger
Ambergris
Amberley, Lord
Ambleside
Amblyopsis
Amboise
Amboise, George de, Cardinal
Amboyna
Am`brose, St.
Ambro`sia
Amelia
Amende honorable
Amerbach, Johann
America
America, British N.
America, Central
America, North
America, Russian
America, South