St Hubert of Liege healing oil (for Dog lovers)
St Hubert who became the first bishop of Liège in 708 AD. The patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. Known as the “Apostle of the Ardennes”, until the early 20th century, to cure rabies through the use of the traditional St Hubert’s Key.
Widely venerated during the Middle Ages. The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of martyr Saint Eustace. The Bollandists published seven early lives of Hubertus (Acta Sanctorum, November, i., 759–930 AD); the first of these was the work of a contemporary, though it is very sparing of details.
He died 30 May 727 AD in or near a place called (in Latin) Fura. In the later Middle Ages, His feast day is 3 November.
Born probably in Toulouse about the year 656. The eldest son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine.As a youth, sent to the Neustrian court of Theuderic III at Paris, where his charm and agreeable address led to his investment with the dignity of “count of the palace”. Like many nobles of the time, addicted to the chase. Meanwhile, the tyrannical conduct of Ebroin, mayor of the Neustrian palace, caused a general emigration of the nobles and others to the court of Austrasia at Metz.
Hubert soon followed them and was warmly welcomed by Pepin of Herstal, mayor of the palace, who created him almost immediately grand-master of the household. About this time (682) Hubert married Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Leuven. Their son Floribert of Liège would later become bishop of Liège, for bishoprics were all but accounted fiefs heritable in the great families of the Merovingian kingdoms. He nearly died at the age of 10 from “fever”.