Blessed Ambrose Sansedone

October 8
Friar and Priest

Blessed Amborse was born at Siena, Italy, in 1220 and enter the Order there in 1237. Together with St. Thomas Aquinas and Peter of Tarentaise (Pope Innocent V)he studied at Paris and Coloogne under St. Albert the Great and he and Thomas began to teach at Cologne under Albert's guidance. In addition to teaching and preaching he was often involved in diplomatic missions for both popes and monarchs. In the midst of this activity he was able to maintain a contemplative prayer life. He died at Siena on March 20,1287. His commemoration falls on the anniversary of the confirmation of his cult by Gregory XV on October 8, 1622.


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