Saint Ambrose of Ferentino

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Fourth-century cavalry centurian in the imperial Roman army. Tortured and executed for his faith in the persecutions of Diocletian.

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.

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  • “Saint Ambrose of Ferentino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2015. Web. 3 June 2015. <>