Blessed Ambrose of Camaldoli

detail of a bust of Blessed Ambrose of Camaldoli, date unknown, artist unknown; Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence, Italy; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Ambrose Traversari
  • Ambrogio….



Born to the Tuscan nobility. Studied assorted arts, sciences and languages in Venice, Italy, and would be considered a classic Renaissance man. Joined the Camaldolese in 1400 at the Santa Maria del Angelis monastery in Florence, Italy. A noted scholar and theologian, he read widely, wrote extensively, including lives of the saints, collected a large library, and translated much of it. Teacher of both religious and lay people. Superior-general of the Camaldolese in 1431. Negotiator between the pope and emperor Sigismond. Worked for re-unification with the Greek bishops at the Council of Florence in 1439, drawing up the final statement of the Council.



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  • “Blessed Ambrose of Camaldoli“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2013. Web. 9 December 2021. <>