December 7 – Saint Ambrose of Milan

Saint Ambrose of Milan

listenSacred Lord, Saint Ambrose was called “the honey-tongued doctor” because of his gift of preaching and his reputation as an expert on Church doctrine.  Words were very important to him and he said, “Let no word escape your lips in vain or be uttered without depth of meaning.”  I ask him to pray for me to gain a holy appreciation of the right use of language.  O My Jesus, close my mouth from speaking profane, slanderous or condemning words.  Teach me to remain silent when I am tempted to use my mouth unlovingly.  May my words be like rivers, clean and pure, moving others closer to You.  Saint Ambrose, pray for me.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Ambrose of Milan (337-397)

quoteA wise man, intending to speak, first carefully considers what he is to say, and to whom he is to say it, also where and at what time. There is, therefore, such a thing as due measure in keeping silence and also in speaking. There is also such a thing as due measure in what we do.”

quotePrayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God.”

quoteOur own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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