"Aita Martxel Tillous" NABO Youth Aid Fund
Martxel Tillous: Goian Bego -- R.I.P.
spite of the distances, the end of the year festivities gives us the occasion to
get closer together to one another even more than usual and be assured that you
are all present in my heart and prayers.
all, a joyous Christmas and may the most cherished wishes that you keep in the
bottom of your heart come true in the new year.
illness is progressing slowly, but without doubt, surely. I am waiting in
faith and serenity for the day that will take me on the big trip toward the
Lord—whenever He wants. My life is in His hands. Thank you for all your
prayers and the friendship you keep on showing me.
all the years I have spent among you, I have so many times had the occasion to
appreciate your hospitality, your sympathy, and your friendship while sharing a
meal, a night or several nights. The life of a Basque Chaplain is not always
easy. First of all, you have to like solitude with all the time spent on
those long freeways of the American West. You have been like those bright and
warm stars in the middle of those freezing nights.
Monsignor Moleres, Bishop of Bayonne, visited us six years ago he said, “It
looks like your houses are meant for welcoming.” So many times I have had the
opportunity to experience it. I would like to thank the Basque Cultural Center
of San Francisco, in particular, for having offered me hospitality and financial
support during more than ten years. Thank you, also, to other clubs for their
support: San Francisco Basque Club, Marin Sonoma Basque Club, Kern County
Basque Club, Chino Basque Club, Ventura Basque Club, Utah Basque Club, Wyoming
Basque Club, Montana Basque Club and so many more who, individually, supported
me financially because, as you know, the Basque Chaplain has not received any
help from his diocese of origin nor from any American diocese.
leave it to the Lord to thank you all in the way that He sees fit. He will do
it much better than I could. To you all, again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New
warmest hugs to all,