For the abbey, see Abbey of St. Vaast.
Saint Vedast

The ordination of Saint Vedast
Born c. 453
Died 540
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast February 6
Attributes a child at his feet; a bear; bishop with a wolf carrying a goose in its mouth
Patronage invoked on behalf of children who walk with difficulty
for diseases of the eyes
diocese of Arras, Boulogne and Saint-Omer, France

Vedast or Vedastus, also known as Saint Vaast (in Flemish, Norman, and Picard) or Saint Waast (also in Picard and Walloon), Saint Gaston in French, and Foster in English.[1] (died c. 540) was an early bishop in the Frankish realm.

At the beginning of the sixth century, Saint Remigius, bishop of Reims, profited by the good will of the Frankish monarchy to organize the Catholic hierarchy in the north of Gaul. He entrusted the diocese of Arras and diocese of Cambrai to Vedast, who was the teacher of Clovis after the victory of Tolbiac, and helped with the conversion of the Frankish king.


Vedast, as a young man, left his own country (located in the west of France) and led a holy life concealed from the world in the diocese of Toul. The bishop, taking notice of him, ordained him to the priesthood. Clovis, King of Franks, while returning from his victory over the Alemanni, hastened to Rheims to receive baptism and stopped at Toul to request some priest to instruct him on the way. Vedast was assigned to accompany the king.[2]

The traditional account says that while on the road to Rheims, they encountered a blind beggar at the bridge over the river Aisne. The man besought Vedast's assistance. The priest was inspired to pray and blessed the beggar, at which point the man immediately recovered his sight. The miracle convinced the king to convert to his wife's religion.[2]

Vedast became an advisor to King Clovis. Remigius named him the first bishop of Arras, France (499) and later Bishop of Cambrai (510).[2]

Death and veneration

He died on February 6, 539 at Arras. On the night he died, the locals saw a luminous cloud ascend from his house, apparently carrying away Vedast’s soul.[3] The Abbey of St. Vaast was later founded in his honour in Arras.

His feast is on 6 February.

Vedast was venerated throughout Belgium as well as England (from the 10th century), where he was known as Saint Foster. The spread of his cult was aided by the presence of Augustinians from Arras in England in the 12th century. Three ancient churches in England (in London (St Vedast Foster Lane), Norwich, and Tathwell) were dedicated to him.[4]


He was a patron saint invoked against eye trouble.


okay vedast? like what kind of name is that? it sounds like "that fast". come on say it quick vad ast ... that fast .... vadast....that fast.... vaaaaaddd aaaast... thaaaaaaaatt faaaast.... vadast... thatfast. see they are like totally twinzies. can you come up with anymore? omg I was like talking with by bff Jamie bo baby and she said " okaaaaayy so I like Richard" and I was like " no you cantlike Richard, I like him" and she was like " no I like him, you just like him cause he is easy bait!" and I was like " uh no girlfriend, that's your reason." and she was all like " ugh, what is your PROB?! I love him... there I said it L-O-V-E H-I-M love him I-" so I was like "okay stop right there, that's enough! I had ENOUGH of your constant bickering...just leave me alone to, to....." so she said "to what?!" I was so furious....... my secrete just came right out. I said very loud " so I can pet my unicorn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 so she was like "okaaaaaaaayyyyy"   so I said " yah you heard me.... singing killed my grandma!?????"   she was like sooooo super confused >D!!!! :) 

the next day, she came up to me and said this "so yah me and Richard are dating" and I was like " yahuhhhhh yah me and Ronald McDonald are dating...... yah" and she was like "freak" so I was like " so where is Richard?" and she said " uhhhh he he-" so I said " if your dating him tell hime to come over." so she said "well where is Ronald?"

but you see.... I am not dating Ronald McDonald?! I had to act fast! I said "he he heh... uhhh hahaha, working." so she said "where?" okay seriously does she even know who he is?! so I said " Disney" and she said "I knew it!" I then slapped her in the face.

    the very next morning she sent me a video of mcdonalds and there was Ronald McDonald. I was like " my baby" and she was like " your creepy" I then slapped my phone aka-her.  when I went to school every one was laughing at me and my absurd fake boyfriend. I ran out side aka the back of mcdonalds. and out came Ronald McDonald. I looked up and he gave me a umbrella. A FREAKIN UNBRELLA! AND IT WAS NOT EVEN RAINING!? so I said "get your trashy body away from me NOW!" he said " why so blue?" I looked at my skin and said " you not smart." he then gave me a happy meal and took off the wig and make up up upu up upupup andMAN WAS HE FABOO. now I was pround that he was my boyfriend! wait .... oh .... he's not.... yet mwahahahahahaha!!!! 

 so me and my friend aka my future boy walked into school and I told everyone that he was Ronald and boy you should have seen their faces!!!!! they where so shocked. I looked at the girl and no Richard...... was he dead? I walked over and she said " oh you where not lying..... okay I was.... I'm not with Richard." 

I was happy that she told the truth...... so I slapped her in the face. I went home and turned on the tv. I was on it!!! with Ronald!1!!! he was filming a commercial when he came outside. It was me under an umbrella and me eating, then it ended.

I got everything I wanted.

Ronald a slap a unicorn food a commercial and Richard / Ronald ahahahahah jk - no one............. what evs say la vie, or however you spell it, oh right vedast lol.




 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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