The Mystery of Obanos

June 22, 2019

The «Of the martyrdom of Santa Felicia and the penance of San Guillén», is popularly known as «Mystery of Obanos», gives literary body to a Secular legend of the 14th century about the children of the Dukes of Aquitaine.

After traveling the Camino de Santiago and feel the religious vocation, Princess Felicia, won by the fervor of the pilgrims and the miracles of heaven, He decided to burn his life in silence, escaping from his court, from his rank and wealth, in the humble service of our Lord.

She settled in the manor of Amocain, in the valley of Egües, where she hid her condition, hid her rank and lived quietly and deified, until she was discovered by Guillermo, her brother, brave and quarrelsome, who tried to rescue her for the larillo of the house and the illusions of the world. Everything was in vain. It reminded him of the honor of his ancestry, the dreams that his parents had twisted about him, his arranged marriage.

She clung to the call of heaven and the demands of a supernatural vocation. An authentic battle between human love and divine love. Guillermo, drunk with vanity, lost his temper in rage. Felicia reiterated her intentions to leave, abyssed in silence and humility. Guillermo, alienated, killed Felicia, innocent consecrated.

Heaven made the tomb of Felicia flourish in prodigies and turned it into a goal of devotion in Labiano, where it arrived by miraculous ways.


The tomb of Santa Felicia was fixed in Labiano (Valle de Aranguren), while his brother Guillén also reached sanctity after making a pilgrimage to Compostela and mourning his crime for the rest of his life in the Hermitage of Arnotegui, where he left alone the pilgrims on the Way of Saint James and helped the poor , and where his remains are still venerated today.

This representation recalls the life of brothers Felicia and Guillén, who live comfortably in their rich manor until Felicia decides to make a pilgrimage to Compostela. On his return he remains to serve in the lordship of Amocain. Her brother starts looking for her, she refuses to return and he kills her. Arrepentido Guillermo travels the Camino de Santiago in search of forgiveness and on the way back he decides to stay at the Hermitage of Arnotegui, in Obanos, and to remain there until his death.

The "Mystery of Obanos" is a self - sacramental that is born under the protection of the Camino de Santiago. In it all the avatars of the Middle Ages are represented.

The representation is in charge of the Foundation "Mystery of Obanos" and the entire town of Obanos participates in it, more than 500 actors

The "Mystery of Obanos" He received different prizes, such as the Mystery of Elche Prize, was included within the Festivals of Spain and within the Festivals of Navarre.