September 23, 2019

How St. Hubert’s encounter with a deer inspired Justice Scalia’s hunting friends

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The exclusive hunting society that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was hanging out with when he died last weekend wore velvet emerald robes stitched with the words “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” or  “Honoring God by honoring His creatures.”

That appears to refer to the story of the society’s namesake, St. Hubert, who is the Catholic patron saint of hunting, fishing, trapping, rabies victims and – depending on the source you consult – dog trainers, mathematicians andopticians.

Source: How St. Hubert’s encounter with a deer inspired Justice Scalia’s hunting friends – The Washington Post

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