There is a long tradition of the people of Ferentino, Italy caring for the relics of Ambrose, and of Ambrose protecting Ferentino. Legend says that prayers for his intervention once resulted in a group of snails turning into soldiers who fought against Saracen invaders.
- thrown into a fire, it had no effect on him
- drowned in a well 16 August 304 at Ferentino, Italy
- body recovered that night and given decent burial by local Christians
- later in the 4th century the relics were re-interred in the nearby church of Saint Agatha
- relics later moved to the church of Saint Maria Maggiore to protect them from invading Saracens
- “Saint Ambrose of Ferentino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2015. Web. 5 July 2015. <>