Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 11th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,liturgy,catechism,Eucharist,bishop of milan,St Ambrose,mysteries,treatise,baptism,transubstantiation,real presence
Day Thirty-six: St. Ambrose of milan
: Concerning the Mysteries: 5-9
Who: bishop of milan
from 374 to 397; born probably 340, at Trier, Arles, or Lyons; died 4 April, 397. He was one of
the most illustrious Fathers and Doctors of
What: The treatise was composed for use during the latter part of
Lent, for the benefit of
those about to be baptised, the rites and meaning of
that Sacrament, as well as of
Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist. For all these matters were treated with the greatest reserve in the Early Church, for fear of
being misused by unbelievers.
Why: Ambrose states that after the explanations he has already given of
holy living (in pre...