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Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Splendor of God's Glory BrightFirst Line: O splendor of God's glory brightTune Title: O HEILIGE DREIFALTIGKEITAuthor: St. Ambrose, 340-97Meter: LMDate: 1993Subject: Morning |Source: Translation Hymns Ancient and Modern, Rev. ed. London, 1904,alt.