Saturday Saints- #61

Today’s saint hails from a region which I haven’t picked many saints to feature from. Our saint for today is St. Hubertus:

Saint Hubertus or Hubert (c. 656–727 A.D.) became Bishop of Liège in 708 A.D. He was a Christian saint who was the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. Known as the Apostle of the Ardennes, he was called upon, until the early 20th century, to cure rabies through the use of the traditional St Hubert’s Key.

Saint Hubertus was widely venerated during the Middle Ages. The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of Saint Eustace. The Bollandists published seven early lives of Hubertus (Acta Sanctorum, November, i., 759–930 A.D.); the first of these was the work of a contemporary, though it is very sparing of details.

He died 30 May 727 A.D. in Tervuren near Brussels, Belgium. His feast day is November 3.

More can be found out about St. Hubertus at his wiki, located here.

St. Hubertus

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3 responses to “Saturday Saints- #61

  1. Feminine But Not Feminist

    The part that caught my attention was that he was called upon to cure rabies… I wonder if that was in humans or animals? And his picture depicts him out in the woods holding a sword and a spear… This is no ordinary Saint, heh. I haven’t read his Wiki yet, but I’m curious to see what else jumps out like that.

  2. @ FBNF

    He was in interesting individual. St. Hubertus was married, but sadly his wife died in labor delivering their son. The son lived, she didn’t. So he had a living, legitimate son while a bishop- which wasn’t unheard of even in the Western Church during that time.

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