The Word Among Us

Jan/Feb 2013 Issue

The Governor Who Became a Saint

St. Ambrose’s Transformation from Politician to Pastor

By: Christine Difato

The Governor Who Became a Saint: St. Ambrose’s Transformation from Politician to Pastor by Christine Difato

We all know about famous actors who have gone on to become politicians—mayors, senators, parliament members, and even a US president. But here’s a journey that’s even harder to imagine: what if your mayor or senator became a bishop?

What if he were known to be so wise and compassionate that people from opposing factions and political parties sought him out for advice?That’s...

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