December 7: Today is the feast day of St. Ambrose. In his meditation for this day, De La Salle wrote, “Often ask God for the grace to touch hearts, as he [St. Ambrose] did; this is the grace of your state…”

St. John Baptist de La Salle, Meditation for December 7, the Feast of Saint Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan. Printed in Meditations by John Baptist de La Salle, trans. Richard Arnandez (FSC) and Augustine Loes (FSC); ed. by Augustine Loes (FSC) and Francis Huether (FSC) (Landover, MD: Christian Brothers Conference, 1994), pp. 367-368.