|←Author Index: Am||Aurelius Ambrosius
|better known in English as Saint Ambrose, was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was consular prefect of Liguria and Emilia, headquartered in Milan, before being made bishop of Milan by popular acclamation in 374. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism, and has been accused of fostering persecutions of Arians, Jews, and pagans.
Traditionally, Ambrose is credited with promoting "antiphonal chant", a style of chanting in which one side of the choir responds alternately to the other, as well as with composing "Veni redemptor gentium", a Advent hymn.
Ambrose was one of the four original doctors of the Church, and is the patron saint of Milan. He is notable for his influence on St. Augustine
- On Faith, to Gratian Augustus (De fide ad Gratianum Augustum)
- On the Offices of Ministers (De Officiis Ministrorum)
- On the Holy Spirit (De Spiritu Sancto)
- On the Sacrament of the Incarnation of the Lord (De incarnationis Dominicae sacramento)
- Exposition of the Christian Faith
- On the Mysteries (De mysteriis)
- Commentary on the Gospel according to Luke (Expositio evangelii secundum Lucam)
- Sermons, fragments
- Death as a Good (De bono mortis)
- Flight From the World (De fuga saeculi)
- On the Birth of the Virgin and the Perpetual Virginity of Mary (De institutione virginis et sanctae Mariae virginitate perpetua ad Eusebium)
- On Naboth (De Nabuthae)
- On Repentance (De paenitentia)
- On Paradise (De paradiso)
- On the Sacraments (De sacramentis)
- On Widows (De viduis)
- On Virgins (De virginibus)
- On Virginity (De virginitate)
- Exhortation to Virginity (Exhortatio virginitatis)
- On the Sacrament of Rebirth, or, On Philosophy (De sacramento regenerationis sive de philosophia, fragments)
Homiletic works on the Old Testament
- Six Days of Creation (Hexaemeron)
- On Elijah and Fasting (De Helia et ieiunio)
- On Jacob and the Happy Life (De Iacob et vita beata)
- On Abraham (De Abraham)
- On Cain and Abel (De Cain et Abel)
- On Joseph (De Ioseph)
- On Isaac, or The Soul (De Isaac vel anima)
- On Noah (De Noe)
- On the Prayer of Job and David (De interpellatione Iob et David)
- On the Patriarchs (De patriarchis)
- On Tobit (De Tobia)
- Explanation of the Psalms (Explanatio psalmorum)
- Commentary on the Symbol (Explanatio symboli)
- On the Death of Theodosius (De obitu Theodosii)
- On the Death of Valentinian (De obitu Valentiniani)
- On the Decease of His Brother Satyrus (De excessu fratris Satyri)
91 letters are extant.
Misattributed and disputed works
- "Coeli Deus sanctissime"
- "Conditor alme siderum"
- "Jam lucis orto sidere"
- Te Deum, with
- "Te lucis ante terminum"
Works about Ambrosius
- "St. Ambrose," in Catholic Encyclopedia, (ed.) by Charles G. Herbermann and others, New York: The Encyclopaedia Press (1913)
- "Ambrose, St," by John Weeks Moore in Complete Encyclopaedia of Music, Boston: Oliver Ditson Company (1880)
- "Ambrosius, St., bishop of Milan," in Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century, (ed.) by Henry Wace and William C. Piercy, London: John Murray (1911)
- "Ambrose, Saint," in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911)
- "Ambrose the Bishop," in Lives of Illustrious Men by , 393.
- "Ambrose, Saint," in The New Student's Reference Work, Chicago: F.E. Compton and Co. (1914)