To celebrate the spirit of my family of hunters, Tom, Alex and Chris, I created St. Hubertus’s Vision.
This quilt is made of one piece of simple white muslin that was hand dyed. Using Derwent Inktense Pencil’s I added the vision of the stage. The glitter paint was added after I completed the machine top stitching,
The name literally translated means “Hunting Master”. It is a title for a high-ranking official in charge of matters related to hunting and gamekeeping. First I suggest looking at the label of a Jagermeister bottle. You will see that their logo was an inspiration for me.
Any how, information I gathered on Wikipedia says that Saint Hubertus was born (probably in Toulouse) about the year 656.
Like many nobles of the time, Hubert was addicted to the chase.
Hubert married Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Leuven. Their son Floribert of Liège would later become bishop of Liège.
His wife died giving birth to their son, and Hubert retreated from the court, withdrew into the forested Ardennes, and gave himself up entirely to hunting.
But a great spiritual revolution was imminent. On Good Friday morning, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert sallied forth to the chase. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag or hart, the animal turned and, as the pious legend narrates, he was astounded at perceiving a crucifix standing between its antlers, while he heard a voice saying: “Hubert, unless thou turnest to the Lord, and leadest an holy life, thou shalt quickly go down into hell”. Hubert dismounted, prostrated himself and said, “Lord, what wouldst Thou have me do?” He received the answer, “Go and seek Lambert, and he will instruct you.”
Saint Hubertus (German) is honored among sport-hunters as the originator of ethical hunting behavior.
During Hubert’s religious vision, the Hirsch (German: deer) is said to have lectured Hubertus into holding animals in higher regard and having compassion for them as God’s creatures with a value in their own right. For example, the hunter ought to only shoot when a humane, clean and quick kill is assured. He ought shoot only old stags past their prime breeding years and to relinquish a much anticipated shot on a trophy to instead euthanize a sick or injured animal that might appear on the scene. Further, one ought never shoot a female with young in tow to assure the young deer have a mother to guide them to food during the winter.
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