Arbogast

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Arbogast, an Irish ecclesiastic, was consecrated Bishop of Strasbourg, 646. "He came a hermit and a stranger into Alsace, and there built an oratory in a sacred grove, almost where Haguenau now stands, and in that place served God diligently in fasting and prayer. Yet he was not altogether idle, for he appeared abroad and diligently instructed the inhabitants in the knowledge and fear of God, and in the true invocation of the omnipotent power of his son Christ." He was appointed by Dagobert II. to the see of Strasbourg, which he governed five years. He died in 658, and was buried near the present site of Strasbourg Cathedral.

Sources

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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