Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Memorial)   A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse.    Have you ever seen a Jesse Tree?   It’s an ancient Advent tradition consisting of a carving, painting, or stained-glass window—even an actual tree—that portrays the people, prophecies, and events leading up to the birth of the Messiah.   Jesus is usually at the top.   Many medieval Jesse Trees also included a depiction of Jesse himself...