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Feast of St Ambrose
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Dec 7, Italy (Milan only): Feast of St Ambrose
Saint Ambrose was an archbishop of Milan during the 4th century.
He became an important ecclesiastical figure of his time and was one of the four original doctors of the Church.
Saint Ambrose was sometimes known as the ‘Honey-Tongued Doctor’. He got this nickname from the story that when he was a baby, it was said that a swarm of bees started crawling around his mouth. However instead of stinging him they left honey on his lips.
This tale also explains why in addition to Milan, he is the patron saint of beekeepers and candle makers.
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