Our Lady of Begoña

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Our Lady of Begoña
Our Lady of Begoña
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Basilica of Begoña
Feast October 8
Patronage Biscay

The cult of Our Lady of Begoña (Nuestra Señora de Begoña, la Madre de Dios de Begoña) celebrates an apparition of the Virgin Mary at the site of the Basilica of Begoña, in Bilbao, Spain. Affectionately called "Amatxu" (meaning "little mother" in Basque), she is said to have appeared to local people in the early 16th century.[1] The feast day of Our Lady of Begona is October 8.

Pius X declared her the patron saint of Biscay in 1903.


  1. ^ Begoña Basilica