St. Ambrose Novena

St. Ambrose Novena has to be done for nine consecutive days any time during the day. This novena is popular among beekeepers and candle makers as he is the patron saint of bees, beekeepers, and candle makers. St. Ambrose is the Confessor and Doctor of the Church. Ambrose was the teacher who converted and baptized St. Augustine of Hippo, the great Christian theologian.

About St. Ambrose

Saint Ambrose was born around 340 in Tier, Germany, and died around 397 in Milan, Italy. As the Roman Empire collapsed, St. Ambrose was mainly responsible for the rise of Christianity in the West, and he was a fearless and unshakable supporter of the Church’s independence from the state.

The gradual entry of barbarians into the Roman Empire, culminating in specific attacks on the empire’s core and a gradual mixing of the Teutonic invaders with the Greco-Roman society, had a key effect throughout this period. The empire’s capital had shifted from Rome to Constantinople, which was named after the first Christian ruler.

Since the “Life” written after his death by his secretary, Paulinus, at the insistence of St. Augustine, is highly disappointing, the elements for a biography of the Saint are mostly spread among his writings.

Ambrose came from an ancient Roman family that had accepted Christianity at an early age and counted among its scions both Christian martyrs and high-ranking government officials. His father, also named Ambrosius, was Prefect of Gallia at the time of his birth, and as such ruled the present-day countries of France, Britain, and Spain, as well as Tingitana in Africa.

It was one of the Empire’s four main prefectures, and the greatest office a subject could hold. Trier, Arles, and Lyons, the province’s three major cities, compete for the honor of giving birth to the Saint. He was the youngest of three children, including a sister, Marcellina, who became a nun, and a brother, Satyrus, who resigned from a prefecture to live with Ambrose and relieve him of temporal burdens after his unexpected elevation to the episcopate.

He devoted all of his property and all of his money to the poor as a bishop. As a result, he became extremely popular and, at times, more powerful politically than the emperor. Simplician, a Roman presbyter, taught him theology. He studied the Old Testament and Greek literature, combining his new education with his understanding of Greek.

He used all of this while preaching, and Augustine of Hippo, who had previously dismissed Christian preachers, was amazed by his ability and converted to Christianity.

Facts about St. Ambrose Novena

Novena Starts: November 29th
Feast Day: December 7th

Significance of St. Ambrose Novena

For us, Ambrose symbolizes Christianity’s truly catholic essence. He is a scholar versed in the ancients’ and his contemporaries’ intellect, law, and culture. Despite his active involvement in this world, Ambrose’s life and preaching are marked by the following thought: The underlying meaning of the Scriptures calls our spirit to aspire to another realm. His feast day is December 7, the day he was ordained bishop, according to the Roman calendar.

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St. Ambrose Novena

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St. Ambrose Novena

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.

Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.

Pray for us, that as a school community
we will always keep Christ at the center of our mission
in all things big and small.

Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that we will always resolutely seek Truth,
no matter the personal cost.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Ambrose Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.

Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that we will receive God’s grace
to employ our knowledge to love
and serve in building His kingdom on Earth.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that we will always be open to listening
and learning during the Holy Mass
and while in prayer.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that we may continue to learn
how to find God and love Him
in all the things He has made.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

Read more: St. John Vianney Novena

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that we may always fully employ our gifts
and talents in the service of God’s mission,
the mission of the Redeemer,
through St. Ambrose Academy.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that our school will continue to thrive
and serve the needs of our students, Church, and community
according to Our Heavenly Father’s most holy and perfect will.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that our annual Benefit Dinner Gala
will glorify God in the service of our school’s mission
and allow Him to inspire
and embolden the lives of all involved.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Ambrose Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O God, in whose Providence and Protection
we share in the pursuit of Truth,
reveal to us your beloved Son,
the Incarnate Word of God,
through the discernment and purity of the Holy Spirit,
and enlighten our minds
to serve you all the days of our lives.
We ask this through the merits of Ambrose,
the spiritual father of Augustine,
that he may lead us to Perfect Knowledge and Perfect Love.


Amen

Holy St. Ambrose,
you are known as the “Honey Tongued Doctor”
because of your ability to help others
learn the Truth of Christianity.
God blessed you with faith,
understanding and the great ability
to preach the sweet words of the Gospel.
We invoke your powerful intercession,
confident in the hope that you will hear our prayers
and obtain for us abundant special graces from our heavenly Father.


Pray for us, that during this season of Advent
we may prepare our minds and hearts
to fully welcome our Lord Jesus Christ
that we may joyfully participate ever more fully
in the obedience of faith
and spreading the sweet fragrance of Mercy everywhere.


Closing Prayer

Dear St. Ambrose,
on this your Feast Day,
we invoke your powerful intercession
for the intentions of our school community.
We pray that we may glorify God
in the pursuit of our mission to assist parents
in the formation of their children
by providing a classical education rooted in the Catholic faith.


Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Amen

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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