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St. Hubert
Patron of Conversion

"To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
to seek Him, the greatest adventure;
to find Him, the greatest human achievement"

~ St. Augustine

Hubert had been ignoring the Sabbath, both on Sundays and in his life.   On Good Friday, Hubert chose to go hunting instead of Mass. God, knowing his heart as a future Saint of the Church, sent him a glorious stag with the Cross ensconced in his antlers. This convicted Hubert's heart and converted him, and he repented, continuing in the Faith to become a great Saint and miracle-worker of Europe.

 


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This chaplet features a beautiful 2" sterling medal depicting the head of the Stag who appeared to St. Hubert in the forest.   The sterling-capped Paters are 17mm vintage ovals of jet glass, with an intricate carved pattern impressed with verdigris finish. The Ave beads are 10mm vintage pressed glass, jet with a verdigris picasso finish.

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with pamphlet describing the provenance and prayers.


Prayers

Conversion

When most Catholics think of the word, “conversion”, they usually think of the process of becoming a Catholic, “converting” from another faith to Catholicism.

However, it has a totally different, more important meaning for one who IS Catholic, whether a “casual”, occasionally attending Mass on Sundays and some Feast days, infrequently communicating or confessing, and those who think of themselves as “devout” who routinely attend Mass when required, confessing and receiving Communion periodically, and participating in some aspects of parish life, oftentimes over a lifetime.

Most, if not all, of the first group, the “casuals”, NEVER achieve conversion to His Sacred Heart of Love. They don’t care. They don’t try. They don’t know how. Consequently, and unfortunately, they miss out on the graces and blessings total conversion brings, perhaps even jeopardizing their soul’s spiritual destiny. (With His help, everyone can change; why not try?)

Oddly enough, conversion, in its true meaning, is not often achieved even by many, perhaps most, of those who think of themselves as good, devout Catholics, even though many have spent years, doing everything the Church requires to be in good standing. They don’t achieve true conversion, because conversion to His Sacred Heart, in this spiritual sense, means much more than going through the motions of what the Church requires, even though they believe they are doing their best.

Achieving true conversion to total unity with His Sacred Heart of Love is a journey, a process.  It starts with DESIRING this unity with Him, constantly, fervently, so intensely that He will, in time, sense this desire in us and may grant us this grace.
Intense DESIRE gives us the motivation to diligently, continually SEEK Him, and, hopefully, to FIND Him, so that we may truly LOVE Him as much as we are humanely capable.

This process is summed up in the beautiful, short prayer of St. Anselm of Canterbury, a Doctor of the Church, which should be said every day:

Lord, Our God
Grant us the grace to desire you with our whole heart,
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
and so finding you, we may love you;
and loving you, we may hate those sins
from which you have redeemed us.

We will be granted the graces of unity with His Heart, in proportion to the degree of our desire and our efforts to seek Him and truly love Him. What depth and degree of love does He ask for to achieve this unity? He said, to Sister Mary of the Blessed Trinity, a victim soul of the 20th century:
“Love me more — oh, much more! — than human beings love one another.”
And,
“A love that does not exaggerate is not love, it is affection.”
(M. T. nos. 134 and 544)

We are not to be discouraged, however, if we do not achieve all we wish in desiring and loving Him. He only expects us to do the best we can. As He has said to another holy nun, another victim soul of the 20th century, Sister Josefa Menendez:
“I want souls so much to understand this! It is not the action in itself that is of value; it is the intention with which it is done.”

(Emphasis added) (J.M., p.213)

He will supply whatever is lacking from His bountiful, loving Heart and thus perfect our desire and love for Him. Begin today to desire Him with your whole heart. May He grant you the grace to find Him and love Him as He wishes to be loved.

“To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek Him, the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement.” 
~ St. Augustine

(Quotations above are from the book, Words of Love by Fr. Bartholomew Gottemoller, O.C.S.O., TAN Books and Publishers, Rockford, IL. 1-800-437-5876)


 
 

Novena Chaplet

Method of Prayer:
On the medal say:
the Apostles Creed for the unbelievers of the world.

On the large beads say:
O Holy Mother, I join you at the foot of your Son¹s Cross to implore mercy and conversion for the souls of the world. With you I offer the wounds of your Son Jesus to the Father in atonement for the sins of the world, past, present and to come.

On the small beads say:
Through the sorrowful, bleeding, Immaculate Heat of Mary, and in union with the suffering of her Son Jesus on the Cross, I implore from the Father the grace of conversion for the world.


 

Chaplet of Conversion

This chaplet was requested by Our Blessed Mother, for the conversion of the souls of the world in these times that are serious and urgent. She gave it to a chosen soul in Ireland, but asked that it be prayed widely.  The chaplet is made up of a cross, three small beads, and five sets of five small beads separated by five large beads. There are 33 beads in all.

Beginning on the medal, say the Creed for the unbelievers of the world.

On the three beads of the pendant:

Say one Our Father in petition to the Father for the grace of conversion for the world.

Say one Hail Mary, honoring the Father for the exaltation of Mary, a mere creature, and for choosing to honor her with the title: Queen of Heaven and Mediatrix of all graces.

Say one Hail, Holy Queen.

On the five groups of beads in the loop:

On the large beads of each mystery say once:
O Holy Mother, I join you at the foot of your Son¹s Cross to implore mercy and conversion for the souls of the world. With you I offer the wounds of your Son Jesus to the Father in atonement for the sins of the world, past, present and to come.

On the small beads say:
Through the sorrowful, bleeding, Immaculate Heat of Mary, and in union with the suffering of her Son Jesus on the Cross, I implore from the Father the grace of conversion for the world.

At the end of each little mystery of five invocations, say one Hail Mary in honor of Mary's tears of sorrow, followed by this short prayer:
Holy Mother Mary, Mediatrix of all graces, obtain for us from God the conversion of the world.

At the end of the chaplet say three Glory Be's in honor of the Blessed Trinity, and conclude with the Hail, Holy Queen.

Source: My Treasury of Chaplets, Patricia S. Quintiliani


 

History/Background

Confessor, thirty-first Bishop of Maastricht, first Bishop of Liège, and Apostle of the Ardennes, born about 656; died at Fura (the modern Tervueren), Brabant, 30 May, 727 or 728. 

As a youth, Hubert went to the court of Neustria, where his charming manners and agreeable address won universal esteem, gave him a prominent position among the gay courtiers, and led to his investment with the dignity of "count of the palace". He was a lover of pleasure, his chief passion being for the chase, to which pursuit he devoted nearly all his time. The tyrannical conduct of Ebroin caused a general emigration of the nobles and others to the court of Austrasia. Hubert soon followed them and was warmly welcomed by Pepin Heristal, mayor of the palace, who created him almost immediately grand-master of the household.

About this time (682) he married Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Louvain, and seemed to have given himself entirely up to the pomp and vanities of this world. But a great spiritual revolution was imminent. On Good Friday morn, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert sallied forth to the chase. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal turned and, as the pious legend narrates, he was astounded at perceiving a crucifix 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."

Accordingly, he set out immediately for Maastricht, of which place St. Lambert was then bishop. The latter received Hubert kindly, and became his spiritual director. Hubert, losing his wife shortly after this, renounced all his honors and his military rank, and gave up his birthright to the Duchy of Aquitaine to his younger brother Eudon, whom he made guardian of his infant son, Floribert.

Having distributed all his personal wealth among the poor, he entered upon his studies for the priesthood, was soon ordained, and shortly afterwards became one of St. Lambert's chief associates in the administration of his diocese. By the advice of St. Lambert, Hubert made a pilgrimage to Rome and during his absence, the saint was assassinated by the followers of Pepin. At the same hour, this was revealed to the pope in a vision, together with an injunction to appoint Hubert bishop, as being a worthy successor to the see. Hubert was so much possessed with the idea of himself winning the martyr's crown that he sought it on many occasions, but unsuccessfully.

He distributed his episcopal revenues among the poor, was diligent in fasting and prayer, and became famous for his eloquence in the pulpit. In 720, in obedience to a vision, Hubert translated St. Lambert's remains from Maastrict to Liège with great pomp and ceremonial, several neighboring bishops assisting. A church for the relics was built upon the site of the martyrdom, and was made a cathedral the following year, the see being removed from Maastricht to Liege, then only a small village. This laid the foundation of the future greatness of Liege, of which Lambert is honored as patron, and St. Hubert as founder and first bishop.

Idolatry still lingered in the fastnesses of the forest of Ardennes--in Toxandria, a district stretching from near Tongres to the confluence of the Waal and the Rhine, and in Brabant. At the risk of his life Hubert penetrated the remote lurking places of paganism in his pursuit of souls, and finally brought about the abolishment of the worship of idols in his neighborhood.

Between Brussels and Louvain, about twelve leagues from Liège, lies a town called Tervueren, formerly known as Fura. Hither Hubert went for the dedication of a new church. Being apprised of his impending death by a vision, he there preached his valedictory sermon, fell sick almost immediately, and in six days died with the words "Our Father, who art in Heaven . . . " on his lips. His body was deposited in the collegiate church of St. Peter, Liège. It was solemnly translated in 825 to the Abbey of Amdain (since called St. Hubert's) near what is now the Luxemburg frontier; but the coffin disappeared in the sixteenth century. Very many miracles are recorded of him in the Acta SS., etc. His feast is kept on 3 November, which was probably the date of the translation. St. Hubert was widely venerated in the Middle Ages, and many military orders were named after him.

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