I feel I cannot let this feast day pass without a bit of name-dropping! St Ambrose is one of the few saints I feel I can justly claim to have met face to face and in the... bone! If you don't believe me - or even if you do- take a look at this on the New Liturgical Movement website. The Basilica of St Ambrose in Milan is, to my mind, one of the most perfect churches ever built. Its gilded altar is possibly the most beautiful altar in the entire world and the treat of seeing the great Doctor's earthly remains, fully vested was mind-blowing! So! All superlatives. But, I think, fully justified!