Saint Hubert – Protector of Hunters
Saint Hubert (also known as Saint Hubertus) is revered and honoured for being the patron saint of hunter. His story, which is commemorated on the 3rd of November each year, has been a source of inspiration for hunters.
saint ubert The Early Life Of Saint Hubert
Saint Hubert was raised in a wealthy household between 656-705 A.D., where he grew surrounded by luxury. Hubert’s archery was well known despite his upbringing in a privileged household.
Hubert became renowned as a hunter with legendary skills. He was also known for his uncanny aim and ability in delivering a feast. On Good Friday, Hubert’s life was transformed by a divine encounter he had with a deer during a searching expedition.
Saint Hubert’s Vision
According to legend, Hubert cornered this majestic stag while chasing deer on his horse. The stag then turned and faced him. The stag’s antlers were covered with a glowing cross. Hubert reported that he had a dream and heard a voice telling to him to lead a holy lifestyle and show his love to God.
Hubert’s Spiritual Transformation
Hubert, deeply affected by this experience gave up his life of luxury. He gave up titles, including the title Duke of Aquitane he had been born with, and dedicated himself to Christianity. His wife Floribanne passed away while giving birth their son Saint Floribert. Hubert concentrated solely on pursuing his religion after her death.
Hubert’s Journey in the Church
Hubert asked Bishop Lambert of Maastricht for guidance, and he became his spiritual advisor. Hubert underwent a pilgrimage in Rome with Lambert as his mentor to see the Pope. Hubert became a priest at this meeting and was later appointed the thirty-first bishop of Maastricht as well as the primary bishop of Liege.
Saint Hubert’s Legacy
Saint Hubert is credited with performing many miracles in his role as a minister, such as exorcisms or curing rabies. His efforts to spread Christianity into pagan areas have earned him the title “Apostle” of the Ardennes.
Saint Hubert Symbol
Saint Hubert can be represented by a stag that has a cross, or crucifix, between its antlers. The image has been widely recognized by hunters. It is even featured on Jagermeister’s bottle caps.
All Life Forms Should Be Honored
Saint Hubert was not only made the Patron Saint for hunters, but he also promoted the concept that animal life should be respected. In his day, feasts were celebrated to celebrate the energy given by the animal to a hunter at the end of a successful hunt.
Saint Hubert represents spiritual transformation and dedication. It is not just hunters who benefit from his influence, but also archers, mathematicians. opticians. metalworkers. Saint Hubert Medals, the Hunting Necklace, and Saint Hubert Necklaces are tangible symbols of devotion towards this beloved Patron Saint for Hunting.