Catholic Saints

Saint Hubert

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Hubert
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Hubert
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Hubert
  • What is Saint Hubert the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Hubert is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Hubert

What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest.

There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Hubert
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Hunters and Mathematicians
  • Born c.656 in France
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: November 3rd
  • Date of Death: Saint Hubert died in A.D. 727
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Who or what is Saint Hubert the patron saint of?
Saint Hubert is the patron of Hunters and Mathematicians. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

The Story and History of Saint Hubert
The story and history of Saint Hubert. Hubert was born c.656 in France, the eldest and privileged son of the Duke of Aquitaine. St. Hubert was the Bishop of Maestrecht and Liege. He is honoured as apostle of the Ardennes and Brabant, into which provinces he carried the Gospel where with his zeal, the last remnants of idolatry were destroyed. The account of his conversion is similar to that given of Saint Eustace. Though professedly a Christian, he was addicted to neglecting his religious duties for the sake of hunting and following the chase. One day during Holy Week, when all good Christians were supposed to be at their devotions, he encountered a stag having a crucifix between its horns. At the same time as he heard a voice admonishing him to repent of his misspent life. He then retired from the world, took orders, and was subsequently made bishop of that part of France which he converted to the service of God.

Death of Saint Hubert
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Hubert died in A.D. 727. Cause of Death: Natural Causes. 

Why is Saint Hubert the patron of Hunters and Mathematicians?
Why is Saint Hubert is the patron of Hunters? Because of the legend of hunting the stag and his subsequent vision.

How Saint Hubert is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Hubert in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Hubert is represented in Christian Art in episcopal robes, with mitre and crosier, and a stag lying upon a book held in his left hand.

Feast Day of Saint Hubert
The Feast Day of Saint Hubert is November 3rd. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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