Book of Saints – Ambrose – 16 August


AMBROSE (Saint) Martyr (August 16) (4th century) A centurion in the Roman army, who, on declaring his Faith in Christ, was arrested and put to various savage tortures. Thrown into a fiery furnace, as had happened to the three holy youths at Babylon, he remained unscathed. Whereupon he was made an end of by being drowned in a deep well at Ferentino in Central Italy (A.D. 303). He is represented in art as a soldier on horseback.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ambrose”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 June 2012. Web. 21 June 2021. <>