Skip to comments.A great story of Jorge Bergoglio and a poor widow who wanted her children baptized
Posted on 03/17/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by NYer
A revealing anecdote from an interview in 2009 with the man who would become Pope Francis:
Just a few days ago I baptized seven children of a woman on her own, a poor widow, who works as a maid and she had had them from two different men. I met her last year at the Feast of San Cayetano. Shed said: Father, Im in mortal sin, I have seven children and Ive never had them baptized. It had happened because she had no money to bring the godparents from a distance, or to pay for the party, because she always had to work.
I suggested we meet, to talk about it. We spoke on the phone, she came to see me, told me that she could never find all the godparents and get them together … In the end I said: lets do everything with only two godparents, representing the others. They all came here and after a little catechesis I baptized them in the chapel of the archbishopric. After the ceremony we had a little refreshment. A coca cola and sandwiches.
She told me: “Father, I cant believe it, you make me feel important.”
I replied: “But lady, where do I come in? Its Jesus who makes you important.”
Read more of the interview.
St. Francis was baptized Giovanni (John). His father gave him the nickname Francis (Francesco). “Pietro” was Francis’ father’s name.
Depending on how many degrees of separation you want to play, he took the name of Francis after St. Francis of Assissi who was born, Francesco di Pietro di Bernardone :-)
Oh give us a break! I’m not a Catholic yet but I resent your grasping at straws.
You do realize that the so-called ‘fulfillment’ of many of the St. Malachy prophecies involved several degrees of separation, and often times very tenuous connections, right?
I liked Pope Benedict because he upset the left/muzzies so I figured he was going to be good. Now Pope Francis is really getting the left in a wad so I know he is the right shepherd for the very dark days to come. Long Live Pope Francis!
I wonder what that boy would have said if you told him that he would someday be the Pope?
He would never have believed it, no doubt.
Nice looking, clean cut little boy. :)
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