Thursday, February 25, 2010

What can brown do for you?

The picture above dates back to the early 1980's, when buddies like Noreen Scherer, Linda Moore, Maryellen Comas and Michele Garuffe were hanging at that fine school on Torresdale Avenue. It appears that the saddle shoes are long gone -- probabaly the most difficult shoes ever to polish -- but the great school spirit and academics remain.

For more on this fine Catholic institution click
St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls Facebook or St. Hubert Alumnae Association.

But who was St. Hubert?

Hubert soon followed them and was warmly welcomed by Pepin Heristal, mayor of the palace, who created him almost immediately grand-master of the household. About this time (682) he married Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Louvain, and seemed to have given himself entirely up to the pomp and vanities of this world. But a great spiritual revolution was imminent. On Good Friday morn, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert sallied forth to the chase. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal turned and, as the pious legend narrates, he was astounded at perceiving a crucifix between its antlers, while he heard a voice saying: "Hubert, unless thou turnest to the Lord, and leadest an holy life, thou shalt quickly go down into hell". Hubert dismounted, prostrated himself and said, "Lord, what wouldst Thou have me do?" He received the answer, "Go and seek Lambert, and he will instruct you."

Accordingly, he set out immediately for Maastricht, of which place St. Lambert was then bishop. The latter received Hubert kindly, and became his spiritual director. Hubert, losing his wife shortly after this, renounced all his honors and his military rank, and gave up his birthright to the Duchy of Aquitaine to his younger brother Eudon, whom he made guardian of his infant son, Floribert. Having distributed all his personal wealth among the poor, he entered upon his studies for the priesthood, was soon ordained, and shortly afterwards became one of St. Lambert's chief associates in the administration of his diocese.

And that is why the girls who attend(ed) St. Hubert's are called Bambies. For more about St. Hubert click CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Hubert.

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