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Ambrose of Milan. Why was Ambrose against The Queen?

Why was Ambrose against The Queen?

After Valentina, the younger brother of Gratian, took the kingdom of the West, together with his mother Justina, wife of Emperor Valentinian the Great, who, being an Arian, hated and resented St Ambrose. When the Bishop of Sirmia died, Justina went there, wanting a bishop of her faith to be in that see. Saint Ambrose went there as in his pastorate and, disregarding women’s anger, desired to ordain a man of good faith named Anemias as bishop.

In one episode of his life, St Ambrose of Milan was against Queen Justina because of the Arian current in which she firmly believed. Since she could not stand against Maxim, Empress Justina had to naken Spain and Gaul. For that need, Justina, the empress, asked St Ambrose to go to Maxim with supplication and intercede with him for the peace of her youngest son.

Maxim the tyrant, again waging war against Italy, and Justina, reconciling herself to Ambrose and his son, begged him to go to the tyrant with kindness. The saint, not thinking evil, went, but nothing could increase the proud and hard-hearted tyrant.

Primary Takeaways

  • St Ambrose was born in 339 into a royal family in the Welsh town of Trever (Trier, Germany).
  • After the death of his father (also known as Ambrose), his wife moved to Rome with their three children (Marceline, Satir, and Ambrose), where they lived for many years.
  • According to biblical scholars, the young Ambrose became fascinated by Christian teachings after studying literature and law. After finishing school, the young man worked as a lawyer for a few years before embarking on a career in administration, through which he rose to the commander in the city of Mediolanum.


Having led Veritably well the tasks entrusted to him and having a clean life during Emperor Valentinian (372-392), the youthful Ambrose will be tagged bishop of the megacity of Mediolanum (Milan, Italy). His election as bishop was an awful bone. After the death of the Arian bishop Auxentius of Mediolanum, the Orthodox and Arian heretics gathered in the great church, where they tried to decide on the recently tagged bishop. Literacy of the debates in the megacity church, Ambrose, in his executive capacityalso came to the church. At one pointenlightened by God, a child cries loudly,” Ambrose, Bishop!”

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Quizlet about Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Saint Ambrose was born in ____.

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His year of death was :

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The Feast Day of St. Ambrose is __.

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Ambrose was born in _____.

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Ambrose was a ____ born into a Christian senatorial family.

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The town from Germany where he was born is called ____.

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Ambrose rejected ____ attempts by the ancient Roman polytheists.

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He defended the ____ of the Council of Nicaea in the church.

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He introduced several ___ in the celebration of public worship.

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In the autumn of ___, the local Synod of Aquileia was held, convened by the care of St Ambrose and Emperor Gratian.

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  • Laughton, A. B. (2010). Virginity discourse and ascetic politics in the writings of Ambrose of Milan (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Nauroy, G. (2016). The letter collection of Ambrose of Milan. Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide, 146-160.
  • McLynn, N. B. (1994). Ambrose of Milan. In Ambrose of Milan. University of California Press.