In 2023 we are commemorating the 74th Liébana Jubilee Year. On April 16 the Door of Forgiveness of the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana was reopened.
The Liébana Jubilee Year is the zenith of the «Land of Jubilee»: but it need not be a Jubilee Year to undertake a pilgrimage to Santo Toribio de Liébana and live the experience of the Lebaniego Way. As has been the case since the Middle Ages, each symbolic closing of the Door of Forgiveness does not mean, in either event, the closing of the doors of the activity until the next Jubilee.
One can come to venerate the “Lignum Crucis” in every conceivable way, but, if one wishes to do so walking to be an excellent “cruceno” pilgrim, all the information is available here: www.caminolebaniego.com
If at some point you decide to undertake the Lebaniego Way it is important to know that in every Jubilee Year there are certain conditions to be met in order to obtain the “Jubilee grace”, or what is known as the plenary indulgence, the forgiveness of all sins.
These conditions are as follows:
1: One is asked to pray,
- The Our Father (as a sign that one returns to God the Father).
- The Creed (as a renewal of our faith).
- A prayer for the Pope (Our Father, Hail Mary, Salve Regina).
2: One must confess,
- Confession and communion on the same day or at a later date (15 days before or after the pilgrimage).
3: Attend the «Pilgrim’s Mass«,
- Mass which is held every day at 12 noon in the Monastery of Santo Toribio, throughout the Lebaniego Jubilee Year.
As with every Holy Year, the Government of Cantabria organises a series of religious and cultural activities, intended at highlighting the historical, social, political and religious importance of the region of Liébana, with the Monastery of Santo Toribio as the focal point. In this link one can discover the entire programme of this Lebaniego Jubilee Year in Cantabria.
The end of the Lebaniego Jubilee Year (15 April 2024), does not mean for the region of Liébana the closing of the doors of salutation, but, adding this renewed value to its already numerous resources, the doors must be kept constantly open for anyone who wishes to discover this region enjoying the legacy, heritage and values which make this region of Cantabria our “Land of Jubilee”.
2023 is the perfect year to experience the Lebaniego Way and discover the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana and the Lignum Crucis.