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Translation Resources

The links below offer English translations of various works of Saint Ambrose of Milan. No official relationship exists between these websites and St. Ambrose University or the Academy for the Study of Saint Ambrose of Milan. The quality of translation varies, and it is suggested that you check translations against the Latin (and Italian translation) found in the SAEMO (Sancti Ambrosii episcopi mediolanensis opera) series in the St. Ambrose University library: BR65 .A3 V.1 - V.22; V.24 p.2 - V.27.

Click on a selection below to jump to information about online resources related to the following written works by Saint Ambrose of Milan:
Exposition of the Christian Faith
On the Holy Spirit
On the Mysteries
Concerning Repentance
On the Duties of the Clergy
Concerning Virginity
Concerning Widows
On the Death of Satyrus/On the Belief in the Resurrection
Memorial of Symmachus
Sermon Against Auxentius on the Giving Up of the Basilicas
Letters 17-18, 20-22, 40-41, 51, 57, 61-63
Hexameron, Paradise, and Cain and Abel
Homilies of Saint Ambrose on Psalm 118 (119)
Hymns
Prologue on the Commentary of the Gospel According to St. Luke
On the Death of Emperor Valentinian
On the Death of Emperor Theodosius
Flight from the World
On Naboth
On the Sacrament of the Incarnation of our Lord
Letters 1-91
The Sacraments

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Exposition of the Christian Faith
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3404.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

On the Holy Spirit
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3402.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

On the Mysteries
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3405.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

Concerning Repentance
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3406.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

On the Duties of the Clergy
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3401.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

Concerning Virginity
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3407.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

Concerning Widows
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3408.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

On the Death of Satyrus/On the Belief in the Resurrection
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3403.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/fathersofthechur012812mbp/fathersofthechur012812mbp_djvu.txt
John J. Sullivan, C.S. Sp., and Martin R.P. McGuir

Memorial of Symmachus
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3410.htm
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

Sermon Against Auxentius on the Giving Up of the Basilicas
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3411.htm
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

Letters 17-18, 20-22, 40-41, 51, 57, 61-63
New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3409.htm
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/St.AmbroseSelectedWorksAndLetters/st_ambrose_selected_works_and_letters_djvu.txt
de Romestin, E. de Romestin, and H.T.F. Duckworth

Hexameron, Paradise, and Cain and Abel
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/fathersofthechur027571mbp/fathersofthechur027571mbp_djvu.txt
John J. Savage

Homilies of Saint Ambrose on Psalm 118 (119)
Beliefnet
http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/bread_on_the_trail/2011/07/st-ambrose-gods-temple-is-holy-and-you-are-his-temple.html
Catholic Radio Drama
http://catholicradiodramas.com/saints/a/ambrose/gods-temple-is-holy-you-are-his-temple/
House of Spirituality
http://www.houseofspirituality.com/from-a-commentary-on-psalm-118-by-st-ambrose-bishop/

Hymns
The Cyber Hymnal
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/a/m/ambrose_m.htm
Aeterna Christi munera (The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King)
Aeterna coeli gloria (Eternal Glory of the Sky)
Aurora jam spargit polum (Dawn is Sprinkling in the East)
Aurora lucis rutilat (Day Draws on the Golden Light)
Christe, qui lux es et dies (O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day)
Deus Creator omnium (Creator of the Earth and Sky)
Iam lucis orto sidere (Morning; Now That the Daylight Fills the Sky; Now That the Sun Is Gleaming Bright)
Jam Christus astra ascenderat (Above the Starry Spheres)
Jesu Corona Virginum (Jesu, the Virgins’ Crown)
(Morning Kindles All the Sky)
(Now Hail We Our Redeemer)
Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus (Come, Holy Ghost, Who Ever One; Come Holy Ghost, with God the Son)
(Oh Trinity of Blessed Light)
Rector potens, verax Deus (O God of Truth, O Lord of Might)
Rerum Deus tenax vigor (O God, Creation’s Secret Force; O God, of All the Strength and Power; O Strength and Stay)
Sermone blando Angelus (His Cheering Message from the Grave)
Splendor paternae gloriae (O Jesus, Lord of Heavenly Grace; O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright)
Te lucis ante terminum (Now That the Daylight Dies Away)
Veni, Redemptor gentium (Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth; Come, Thou Savior of Our Race; Savior of the Heathen, Known; Savior of the Nations, Come)
Smith Creek Music
http://www.smithcreekmusic.com/Hymnology/Latin.Hymnody/Ambrose.html
Aeterne rerum conditor (Maker of all, Eternal King)
Splendor paternae gloriae (O Plendor of God’s Glory)
Iam sol recedit egneus (As Fades the Glowing Orb of Day)
Lux beata Trinitas (O Trinity of Blessed Light)
Aurora iam spargit polum (The Dawn is Sprinkling in the East)
Nunc, Sancte nobis, Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit, who ever one)
Rector Potens, verax Deus (O God of Truth, O Lord of Might)
Rerum, Deus, tenax vigor (Oh Strength and Stay upholding all creation)
Somno refectis artubus (Our Limbs Refreshed with Slumber Now)
Deus creator omnium (God That All Things Didst Create)

Prologue on the Commentary of the Gospel According to St. Luke
Liturgy Society
http://liturgysociety.org/JOURNAL/Volume8/Heintz8.2.pdf
ixoyc
http://ixoyc.net/data/Fathers/104.pdf
Boniface Ramsey O.P.

On the Death of Emperor Valentinian
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/fathersofthechur012812mbp/fathersofthechur012812mbp_djvu.txt
Roy J. Deferrari, Ph.D.

On the Death of Emperor Theodosius
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/fathersofthechur012812mbp/fathersofthechur012812mbp_djvu.txt
Roy J. Deferrari, Ph.D.

Flight from the World
Fr. Z’s Blog
http://wdtprs.com/blog/2007/03/ambrose-de-fuga-saeculi/
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

On Naboth
Hymns and Chants
http://www.hymnsandchants.com/Texts/Sermons/Ambrose/AmbrosOnNaboth.txt
Boniface Ramsey O.P.

On the Sacrament of the Incarnation of our Lord
The Fathers of the Church
http://www.strobertbellarmine.net/books/CUAPS--044.pdf
Roy J. Deferrari Ph.D.

Letters 1-91
The Early Church Fathers--Additional Texts
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_01_letters01_10.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_02_letters11_20.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_03_letters21_30.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_04_letters31_40.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_05_letters41_50.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_06_letters51_60.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_07_letters61_70.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_08_letters71_80.htm
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ambrose_letters_09_letters81_91.htm
Roger Pearse

The Sacraments
Internet Archive
http://archive.org/stream/stambroseonmyste00ambr/stambroseonmyste00ambr_djvu.txt
T. Thompson, B.D.