Daily archives:December 6, 2017

  • AMBROSE was of a noble family, and was governor of Milan in 374, when a bishop was to be chosen for that great see. As the Arian heretics were many and fierce, he was present to preserve order during the election. Though only a catechumen, it was the will of God that he should himself be chosen by[...]
  •   Formam servi accipiens.   “Taking the form of a servant,”—Phil. ii.7. The eternal Word descends on earth to save man; and whence does he descend? His going out is from the end of heaven. (Ps. xviii.7.) He descends from the bosom of His Divine Father, where from eternity he was begotten in the [...]