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5 Tips from St. Ambrose to boost your spiritual life

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The 4th-century Doctor of the Church had a unique ability to pierce the heavenly veil.

Bishop of Milan during the 4th century, Ambrose led a devout life of prayer. He often spent the entire night praying and writing down his inspired thoughts.

His sanctity was well known and people would flock to hear his Sunday sermons, which he spoke from the heart. Ambrose had a supernatural ability to pierce the heavenly veil and offer profound insights into the spiritual life.

Here are five tips from this spiritual giant that will surely boost your prayer life and lift up your soul.

Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light.

No one heals himself by wounding another.

If it is “daily bread,” why do you take it once a year? … Take daily what is to profit you daily. Live in such a way that you may deserve to receive it daily. He who does not deserve to receive it daily, does not deserve to receive it once a year.

When we find ouselves in some grave danger we must not lose courage but firmly trust in God, for where there is the greatest danger, there is also the greatest help from Him who wants to be called our “Help” in times of peace and in times of tribulation.

Let us take refuge from this world. You can do this in spirit, even if you are kept here in the body. You can at the same time be here and present to the Lord. Your soul must hold fast to him, you must follow after him in your thoughts, you must tread his ways by faith, not in outward show.

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