Spanish Catholics use skull to bless wine


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

Vine4 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…

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