Saint Vaast of Arras

Also known as

  • Foster
  • Gaston
  • Vaat
  • Vedast
  • Vedastus

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Hermit. Worked with Saint Remigius to convert the Franks. Priest. Instructed King Clovis in the faith. His miraculous healing of the blind helped convince some of Clovis’s pagan court of the power of God (and led to Vaast’s patronage against eye trouble). First bishop of Arras, France in 499. Bishop of Cambrai, France c.510. On the night he died, the locals saw a luminous cloud ascend from his house, apparently carrying away Vaast’s soul.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Vaast of Arras“. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 January 2014. Web. 19 April 2014. <>