Lives of Illustrious Men – Ambrose the bishop

detail of a painting of Saint Ambrose of Milan; date and artist unknown; Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Rome, Italy; swiped with permission from the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

Ambrose a bishop of Milan, at the present thee is still writing. I withhold my judgment of him, because he is still alive, fearing either to praise or blame lest in the one event, I should be blamed for adulation, and in the other for speaking the truth.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Ambrose the bishop”. Lives of Illustrious Men, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 August 2018. Web. 23 February 2019. <>