Monday, August 30, 2010

St Julien

You may know St Julien - he features quite often in blog posts about our town! This weekend is his fête, although to be honest I've looked him up in calendars of saints etc and found out absolutely nothing to link any of the Saint Julians to this time of year - perhaps it's just an excuse for a party, and why not?
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So Ben and I went to the special Mass at the local church, instead of driving into Toulouse for our normal Protestant worship. It was good to be praying with, and for, the people of our town.
The local oom-pah band was there, being very restrained with their oom-pahs whilst in church. They were still pretty loud, though! After the service the veteran flag-bearers marched with the band,
along with the mayor and opposition leader, and others, to lay wreaths on the military graves in our cemetery.
But the other side of the fête was always visible...
I didn't take my camera yesterday evening, when we took the boys and one of their friends to the fête foraine (funfair), so this is one of the photos from last year's post.
We had a great time, and got the boys home around midnight! Lazy day today...
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6 comments:

Green thumb said...

Check Julien de Broude in Wikipedia.fr

Green thumb said...

Julien de Brioude, sorry, wront typing!

Green thumb said...

again me and again wronG typing! :)

VintageVicki said...

I was rummaging through some old photos the other day - found some from a trip to France before children. MrVV stumbled upon a fete & an oompa band - a wonderful afternoon :)

Sherri B. said...

I bet the boys where thrilled to be out so late.

How nice it is to visit other churches once in awhile and what a beautiful church it is.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

What a wonderful community spirit your town has, it looks like the local church is really alive with what's happening locally and for me, that's the place to be!