Copyright April 2015 Craig S Kidd
St Hubertus Lodge
St Hubert whom the Lodge is named after was a French-born seventh century Christian saint, the patron saint of hunters. ”Whose Grand Principle was Relief. “
St Hubert is an example of someone doing charitable works. He was born about the year 656, probably in Toulouse . He eventually gave up his birthright to the Aquitaine to his younger brother Odo. He distributed all his personal wealth among the poor, studied for the priesthood, and was soon ordained, later he was to become the Bishop of Maastricht and then the first Bishop of Liege. He distributed his episcopal revenues among the poor, was diligent in fasting and prayer, and became famous for his eloquence in the pulpit. He is patron of archers; dogs; forest workers; trappers; hunting; huntsmen; mathematicians; metal workers; and smelters. “From earliest times Freemasons have been taught to help those in distress, and to give their support to both Masonic and Non-Masonic charities.
We have chosen as the name of our Lodge ‘St Hubertus’, whose life should be a constant reminder to practice the virtue of giving relief to those in need.” The Grand Principle of Truth. “As Freemasons we are reminded that the Volume Of The Sacred Law is that great light which will guide us in all truth, direct our steps in the path of wisdom, and point out to us the whole duty of man. It is the rule and guide to our faith and conduct. And we are charged to consider it the unerring standard of truth and justice, and to regulate our actions by the Divine precepts it contains.