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Information about St. Ambrose of Milan, including his writing, his music, as represented in art, etc.

St. Ambrose of Milan

"I have put these words before you, my sons and daughters, that you keep them in your souls:  what benefit they may have, you will prove."

 -- from On Responsibilities 3.22.139, Ambrose of Milan

Books @SAU

The St. Ambrose University Library has many books about St. Ambrose and by St. Ambrose.  Here are a few:

Additional resources can be found on this list created by SAU student Kayla Kuffel:

SAU "Library Central" Subject Headings for Ambrose of Milan

Click on link below or Enter any/each of these into the SAU "Library Central" Advanced Search as a SUBJECT to find books on the shelves for you to peruse.

Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397

Christian saints -- Italy -- Milan -- Biography

Click on link below or Enter any/each of these into the SAU "Library Central" Advanced Search as a AUTHOR to find books on the shelves for you to peruse.


  1. Ambrose
  2. Grant, Robert L
  3. Liebeschuetz, J. H. W. G
  4. Nauroy, Gérard
  5. Paredi, Angelo



  1. English  (36)
  2. Italian  (12)
  3. French  (6)
  4. Latin  (4)
  5. German  (2)

Understanding Ambrose of Milan

Ambrose of Milan in Art

St. Ambrose of Milan has been depicted in paintings, sculpture, mosiac, and other art formats.  Here a few of them:

Music and St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose wrote music -- mostly hymns and chants.  

This CD of his music is available at the SAU Library:

La Creazione La Verginità ; La Pace

Luigi Benedetti; Gruppo di canto ambrosiano. p1996


Available at St. Ambrose University Library SAU Library, First Floor Music 

(AUDIO M2154.6.A45 C74 1996 )


An article discussing his hymns can be found here:

Lenti, V. (1997). Saint Ambrose, the Father of Western Hymnody.  The Hymn, 48(4), 44-48.  


You can listen to some of his music on YouTube:

A YouTube video of "O Splendor of God's Glory Bright"

A YouTube video of "Te Deum - 5th Century Monastic Chant"


See these articles in Wikipedia about his music:

Music by St. Ambrose of Milan

Music composed by St. Ambrose of Milan. As sung by the St. Ambrose University Chamber Singers during their 2017 European Tour. Dr. Nathan Windt, director. Arranged by William Campbell, SAU Music professor.

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