Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Feast of St. Hubert
This Saint's story begins while he was hunting in the forests of the Ardennes on Good Friday morning. He saw a crucifix appear in between the antlers of the stag he was chasing and heard a voice that said, "Hubert, unless you turn to the Lord, and lead a holy life, you shall quickly go down to hell." This was the ignitor of his conversion. He became a priest, eventually being made the Bishop of Maastricht and then Liege. He evangelized the Ardenne region, was know for his preaching, and his generosity to the poor.
His work for the Church eclipsed his hunting exploits, but never the less he is a patron of hunting. He is also a patron of dogs, especially the Blood hound( St. Hubert Hound) and the Basset hound, Archers, and against rabies.
Sanctus Hubertus, ora pro nobis