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St. Ambrose

The patron saint of bee-keepers. He was Bishop of Milan between 374 and his death on April 4th 397. He is thought to have been born in 340 - but experts disagree, if this was in Arles, Lyon or Trier. His father, Ambrosius was the Roman prefect of Gaul, and they were the three principle cities, at the time. He always lived very frugally, spending his days in prayer, and writing hymns, church music (known as the Ambrosian Chant), and writing the teachings of the Catholic Church of the time. His feast day is 7th December.

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