The Legend of St. Hubert
"Conversion of St. Hubert"
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Our logo was inspired by the legend of St. Hubert
of Liège. St. Hubert is patron saint of hunters, archers
and forest rangers. His name means: “through intellect shining”
(old German). Hubert was born in Maastricht, the oldest son of Bertrand,
Duke of Aquitaine and grandson of Charibert, King of Toulouse. As
a young courtier, he pursued a life of total pleasure.
Like the story of St. Eustace, his conversion happened
when he went hunting one Good Friday and saw a magnificent white
stag in the forest. When the animal stopped and turned, Hubert was
astounded to see a crucifix suspended between its antlers, while
he heard a voice of Christ calling him to repent. He returned to
the Church and soon after, when his wife died in childbirth, he
renounced all privilege, wealth and power and lived for seven years
as a hermit in the Ardennes Forest. Later he became a priest and
missionary. Known for his powers of healing and compassion, he rescued
thousands of people from dying during a famine. He died on May 30,
727 and was canonized on November 3, 743 at St. Peter’s Cathedral
in Liège. In 825, his relics were transported to the Abbey
of Andagium in the Ardennes, which is since called St. Hubert's.
In St. Huberts, NY, the small wooden Episcopal
church of All Souls is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.