ST. HUBERT of LIEGE – Patron of Archers/Hunters/Dogs
Hubert was a passionate hunter. While hunting on Good Friday, he received a vision of a crucifix between a stag’s antlers .
After the death of his wife, he became fully committed to converting to Christianity. Hubert handed over the care of his son to his Brother, and studied to become a priest. Hubert embraced ethical hunting behavior, holding animals in a higher regard as God’s creatures. He was known for converting pagans, and strengthening Christians.
b. 656 AD, Toulouse, France- d. 5/30/727 AD. Tervuren, Belgium
Patronage: Archers, Hunters, Dogs, Forest workers, Mathematicians, Metal workers, Opticians, Against Rabies
Feast Day: November 3
Memorial Day Nov 3