The skull of San Guillermo (William) is used to bless wine and water in the village of Obanos, just south of Pamplona in Spain.

The Roman Catholic priest pull wine through a skull, to bless the wine.

This is what the local newspaper reported from his feast day, 9th of April 2015.

More than 200 residents of the village of Obanos (Navarra ) held on Thursday 9 April the feast of St. William and , as is tradition, 180 liters of wine blessed and water through the skull of the saint relic preserved in the church of San Juan Bautista .

After a Mass celebrated at noon , there was a procession with the relic, now covered in silver , on nearby streets .

Religious and popular tradition goes back more than four centuries ago and as then, the residents of this town in the valley Valdizarbe gathered around the church of San Juan Bautista to drink wine and water blessed after passing through the skull of St. William ( or San Guillén) , relic preserved in the local chapel of Arnotegui . Tradition says that blessed wine and water have healing effects and remove the headache .

Source: Spanish websites

Some more photos:

The “Holy head” of Gulliermo is kept for adoration in the local Churhc.
Skull back
The skull of Gulliermo is kept inside the silver bust.
A local Roman Catholic bow and kiss the skull.

    No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.’

All who make idols are nothing,
    and the things they treasure are worthless.
Those who would speak up for them are blind;
    they are ignorant, to their own shame.
10 Who shapes a god and casts an idol,
    which can profit nothing?
11 People who do that will be put to shame;
    such craftsmen are only human beings.
Let them all come together and take their stand;
    they will be brought down to terror and shame.

The local priests take the sjull out for a stroll.
The skull’s blessing over the wine, is a grad event in the village of Obanos.
Also local water is pulled through the skull, to make it “holy”
Local parishoners bow dowm amd kiss the bust, dressed for the feast.
The local priests kiss the idol bust, which contains a skull.

This 4 minute video display the bust with the skull being paraded in public.

My comment:

Gulliermo of Obanos lived in the 17th century, and the legend says he murdered his own sister Felicia, also a “saint”. Whatever. This is a local “saint” that is not canonized by the Pope, still his “holy head” is kept for adoration in the local church of San Juan Bautista.

Gulliermo did gift his life to the “Lady of Arnotegui” (the virgin of the wine site). The main reason for why the coal parish Roman Catholic priest use his skull to bless the local wine.

It is terrible that these kind of religious rituals, are presented as true Christianity. The local “saint” of Obanos is promoted among the Roman Catholic pilgrims, on their way Santiago de Compostela.


The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook
By David M. Gitlitz, Linda Kay Davidson, Page 54.

Ephesians 5:11
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

The Bible do not tell us to keep quiet when we see this kind of defamation of the true Christian faith. We are supposed to expose this kinds of religious people.

May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all decived souls. Amen.

Written by Ivar