Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saint Hubert

Who?! I'll admit, I didn't know who St Hubert was until this morning. But I had sussed out that it was something not to be missed. As we're still very new to our town, we don't know all the local customs yet, but I truly enjoy learning them. Today was another chapter in my education.

Saint Hubert is, among other things, the patron saint of hunters. And today was the celebration at our local parish.

Instead of the usual Sunday mass, today's was celebrated in St. Hubert's honour so what better place to have it than in an open field. It was a bit chilly and somewhat foggy this morning as we trudged out to the field for the celebration, but it was worth it.

Being out in the crisp morning air was alone a treat. But what made it even more so was that we were joined not only by other members of the community, but by members of our "twin" town in Germany as well as friends of another kind - the horses from the local hunt club and many, many dogs of all shapes and sizes. We had no idea what to expect so this was all a pleasant surprise for us, and especially for the kids.

The tractor on site made it an exceptional outing for the littlest among us, a tractor aficionado in the making.

Definitely not your typical Sunday.


14 comments:

storybeader said...

looks like a nice morning. Love your pics.

kraplap said...

looks a pretty special morning ! I love those dogs.

glasfaden said...

Never heard of St. Hubert before. Thanks for sharing!

ingermaaike said...

I love these wonderful village traditions!

Sandi said...

looks so beautiful there.

Teresa said...

I just want to say... Your Etsy stuff are sooo cute and adorable!!!

BlossomingTree said...

Nice post. Sounds like it was a really nice event.

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Oh how fun! What a wonderful service.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Looks like fun. I was just thinking how stunned they would be to see my big ol appaloosa butt show up for a hunt. I love a good chase

Plaidfuzz said...

Wow, the pictures are amazing!

Good N Crazy said...

That rocks!? The hunters here would sooo love that! (they scare me here...maybe the Saint could bless the non-hunters!)

Is that car the tractor??

Rosebud Collection said...

I never knew this..what an interesting Saint..beautiful pictures.

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Wow. You live in a very cool town!

BellWookie said...

What an amazing celebration. Reminds me of blessing services I have attended for pets in celebration of St. Francis. :) And a forewarning that tractor love never goes away! ;)