Saint Hubertus (also known as Saint Hubert) is a patron saint revered by hunters. His story, commemorated on the third of November each year, has been described as one of spiritual change and dedication to those who hunt.
st hubert patron saint Early Life of St. Hubert
Saint Hubert came from a noble lineage in Maastricht France, between 655-705 A.D.. He grew to be surrounded with luxury and grandeur. Hubert became known for archery despite his upbringing.
Hubert’s hunting skills were legendary. He became known for his perfect aim, and for his ability to prepare a feast that was plentiful. He had a life-changing encounter with a deer during a Good Friday search.
Saint Hubert’s Vision
According to legends, Hubert cornered and turned the mighty stag to face himself while riding a horse to chase down a deer. Between the antlers on the stag, a glowing crucifix was visible. Hubert described a vision he saw and a voice telling to him that it was time to lead a holy, God-fearing life.
Hubert’s Transformation Spiritual
Hubert was profoundly affected by the experience. He gave up his life of luxury, privilege, and wealth. Hubert gave up his titles and his birthrights as the long time Duke of Aquitane. Floribanne was killed while giving birth Saint Floribert, Hubert’s spouse. Hubert devoted himself to his religious journey only after Floribanne’s death.
Hubert’s Journey inside the Church
Hubert sought the guidance of Bishop Lambert from Maastricht who became his advisor spiritually. Hubert began his pilgrimage to Rome, under Lambert’s mentorship. Hubert received his ordination as a pastor during this gathering. He later became the thirty onest Bishop of Maastricht.
Saint Hubert’s Legacy
Saint Hubert is credited with performing many miracles during his time as a Priest, including exorcisms. As a result of his efforts, he’s known as the “Apostle the Ardennes.”
The Symbolism Saint Hubert
Saint Hubert represents a stag, with a cross in its antlers. This symbol is known by hunters everywhere and can be found on Jagermeister cap caps.
Honoring All Lifeforms
It is not only the Patron Saint for Hunters but it has also promoted the thought that the animal should be respected. In his time, feasts would be held to enjoy the energy transmitted from the animal’s life to the hunters after a good hunt.
Saint Hubert is the symbol of spiritual dedication and transformation. His influence reaches hunters, astronomers, mathematicians, opticians, metalworkers, and even people who just enjoy the outdoors.