Saint Arbogast of Strasbourg

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Arbogast, date unknown, artist unknown; Saint-Médard Church, Boersch, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; photographed in 2014 by Ralph Hammann; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Arascach

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The little recorded of his childhood is probably legend. Hermit, living in a cave at Alsace, France with a widespread reputation for holiness. When King Dagobert’s son was killed in a hunting accident, Arbogast’s prayers brought the lad back to life. Bishop of Strasbourg, France c.630; very devoted to his people, and through Dagobert’s generosity, he was able to build several churches.

Born

Died

  • c.678 of natural causes
  • at his insistence, he was buried in an area normally reserved for criminals
  • the church of Saint Michael was soon built over his grave
  • relics translated to the nearby Saint Arbogast abbey
  • relics scattered and lost during the Thirty Years War

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Arbogast of Strasbourg“. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 December 2014. Web. 29 December 2014. <>