Abbey of Saint-Hubert

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Abbey of St Peter in the Ardennes
Abbaye de St-Pierre en Ardennes
Saint-Hubert JPG02.jpg
Monastery information
OrderOrder of St Benedict
Established687
Disestablished1797
DioceseLiège
Site
Coordinates50°01′35″N 5°22′28″E / 50.0265°N 5.3744°E / 50.0265; 5.3744Coordinates: 50°01′35″N 5°22′28″E / 50.0265°N 5.3744°E / 50.0265; 5.3744

The Abbey of Saint-Hubert, officially the Abbey of St Peter in the Ardennes (Abbaye de Saint-Pierre en Ardennes), was a Benedictine monastery founded in the Ardennes in 687 and suppressed in 1797. The former abbey church is now a minor basilica in the diocese of Namur. It was listed as built heritage in 1938, and as an exceptional monument in 2016.[1]

History[edit]

An 18th-century view of Saint-Hubert

The monastery was founded in the village of Andage in 687 by Pepin of Herstal and his wife, Plectrude, for the monk Bergis. It was dedicated to St Peter.[2]

The remains of St Hubert (died 727) were installed in the monastery on 30 September 825. Both the abbey and the village would as a result come to be generally known as "Saint-Hubert".

There were serious fires in the monastery in 1130, 1261, and 1525, and the building was sacked by Calvinists in 1568.[3] The final suppression of the monastery took place in 1797.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belgisch Staatsblad / Moniteur Belge, 2016/205312. Accessed 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ J. Dury and J.-P. Delville, "Liège, 2: L’expansion généralisée du christianisme (viie siècle)", in Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. 32 (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2015), 150-151.
  3. ^ P. Bertrand, "Hubert (Saint)", in Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. 25 (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1995), 23-24