Lebaniego Jubilee Year


Spain – A new Premium Pliego is issued this time to celebrate the Lebaniego Jubilee Year to be held this 2017.

Next to Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Caravaca de la Cruz (since 2003), the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana has the privilege of celebrating the Holy Year since it was granted by a bull of Pope Julius II in 1512 , Since in this place the largest section of the cross where Christ was crucified is preserved.

Since time immemorial this was the destination of numerous pilgrimages, it was decided to grant the Jubilee and to redeem the sins to all faithful who come to this place in the year in which the feast of Santo Toribio, on April 16, fell on Sunday.

This has not happened since 2006 and 11 years later Puerta del Pardón will be reopened to obtain the plenary indulgence.

It is in the first quarter of the 12th century when the first reference is made to the monastery with the new title of Santo Toribio. It was of real property until the Castilian king Alfonso VIII ceded it to the counts Don Gómez and Dona Emilia, who in turn ceded it to the Burgos monastery of Oña.

The primitive construction was of prerománico style of the Asturian or Mozarabic type. Already in the middle of century XIII is constructed the present church whose expenses were borne by the faithful.

In addition to the pilgrims who had as the end of their Camino Liébana and visit the Lignum Crucis in the Monastery of Santo Toribio, many of those who were aiming to reach Santiago de Compostela, made a stop in the Cantabrian town longing for curative and miraculous powers Which were attributed to the saint and also to the venerated relic.

The Pliego Premium has as its background the Puerta del Perdón that will open again this year, next to the Jubilee Year logo. The stamp for its part, collects the same logo next to an image of the monastery and a close-up of the Cross that houses the Lignum Crucis.

Issue Date: 27.04.2017
Process: Offset
Size: 40.9 x 28.8 mm
Values: 0.50€