Flashback: Meet The Woman Who Rejected Pope Francis That Made Him Become A Priest.
Sometimes, when a person becomes very famous, it’s hard to think that they were once ” people like us”. Have you ever thought that someone you know or who has spent time being part of your life can become a worldwide celebrity?
Imagine how people who knew Hitler felt when he was rejected as a painter, or what they said when Gandhi decided not to submit to UK orders?
Note: Pope Francis’ actual name before he became a Pope was Jorge Mario Bergoglio (this name will be used a lot in this article)
The family of Jorge Mario Bergoglio
In this case, let’s tell a case of a person who decided to change his future to become one of the most beloved popes in the whole world. Although he and his mother were born in Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s ancestry has deep roots in Italy, as his own surname reveals. It was precisely his father, Mario José Bergoglio, who had to emigrate from his native country due to the advance of fascism and ended up settling in Argentina and finding his future wife there. The future ” Pope Francisco” was born shortly afterward, in 1936.
He was born in ” Flores”, a neighborhood to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. His childhood was instrumental in developing his unique personality. Jorge Mario’s childhood was spent in a family with strong religious beliefs, with parents who were very dear to the region and acclaimed almost as true ” saints”. At first, he attended a school in a nearby town, Wilfrid Barón de los Santos Ángeles. It was during this time that he met the one who would be the love of his life. He was still 12 years old when he first saw her.
Many were surprised at how quickly he started when he felt strongly attracted to Amalia Damonte, who was a fellow city member and well-known to his family. Jorge Mario himself, when he was young, gave her a romantic letter in which he declared himself to be her great love.
In his correspondence, he made it clear that he wanted to marry her and start a family, despite his young age, but always showing good intentions. At the end of that same letter, as Amalia says, he said that if he were rejected, he would dedicate himself to the priestly life.
Unfortunately, the love story had a sad ending and was short-lived. The problem with the letter itself was the fact that the girl’s mother thought so. With a reprimand, the relationship ended, alluding to the fact that she was still too young to start getting letters from boys in love.
It may be for this reason that Jorge Mario himself, knowing that his word must be kept, decided to dedicate himself to the life of a priest. As he really was very young, this only happened several years later, after having been through a serious and difficult illness.
Had the disease
Having gone through a complication, the future Pope had to be operated on and had a part of one of his lungs removed. Despite this, he was informed that he would have no complications in his daily life unless he suffered from a later illness in that same area.
From then on, he lived like any young man, especially fond of salsa clubs, with whom he was accompanied by another young girlfriend, at 17 years old. Finally, he became a chemical technician, even working analyzing the quality of food.
The relationship distanced itself.
Unfortunately, this time the relationship ended because of the girl’s father. He had no way of knowing whether the young Jorge Mario’s intentions were very good and honest and that he was a person who would prove to be of impeccable morals, as shown by being the current Pope of Rome.
Despite this, the forced detachment did take place. The young woman ended up moving to another location and only knew about her ex-boyfriend’s news through her relatives, who told her about their experiences.
After becoming a priest, Jorge Mario was the one who prayed the mass for the death of Amalia’s grandmother
Few could have expected that such a kind young man could rise so high, becoming the main spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
Let’s have your thoughts on this one.
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