The Academy for the Study of St. Ambrose of Milan at St. Ambrose University is hosting don Francesco Braschi. His address is titled, "From the Tribunal to the Altar: Ambrose of Milan's election in late 4th-century Church in Milan."
Due to his origins, education, personal skills Ambrose could become either a "Court bishop" or the most challenging interlocutor to Christian Emperors. After outlining the social context of IV century in Northern Italy, the lecture describes the origins of Ambrose. Then a description of the history of Milan Church up to Ambrose's election is proposed. How can we follow Ambrose's line of thinking? The answer is to be found according to a different idea of personal realization. The last part of the lecture focuses on Ambrose's political theology.
Don Braschi (left) is a founding member and former director of the Academia Ambrosiana in Milan and has published and lectured extensively on Ambrose of Milan. Please join us on March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Rogalski Center Ballroom on the campus of St. Ambrose University when don Braschi will speak about Ambrose's transition from consularis to bishop.
On 2013's Feast, Dec. 1, the Academy hosted a presentation on Ambrose and philanthropy. Alums were speaking about "Should We Feed the Poor." Troy Johnson focused on non-military foreign aid from his perspective, having worked in Kazakstan, Liberia, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Matt Ehlman focused on religious philanthropy to America's poorest.
In August, Fr. Robert "Bud" Grant's translation of Mons. Cesare Pasini's biography of Saint Ambrose was released. The translation, rendered by the Director of the Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose of Milan, Ambrose of Milan: Deeds and Thought of a Bishop, was published by Alba House. Fr. Grant's translation is a significant contribution to the lively research into SAU's patron saint. Mons. Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Libraries, visited and lectured at St. Ambrose University in December 2012. Contact The Academy to buy a copy.
In April, 2014, Fr. Robert "Bud" Grant will become a formal member of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. During this ceremony, Mons. Cesare Pasini will present a medal signifying Fr. Grant's entrance into this prestigious academy. This honor represents Fr. Grant's contributions to the study of Saint Ambrose of Milan, especially through his creation of the Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose of Milan and his translation of Mons. Pasini's biography of Saint Ambrose.
Past News and Events
Read Ted Stephens feature article about the genesis of the Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose from the March 2012 issue of the Scene Magazine
Enjoy a re-cap of the "Cultural Tradition and Religious Innovation in Saint Ambrose of Milan" Symposium held in April 2012 . Read more at Past Colloquia.