Edoardo Santini’s choice: “At 21 years old I find myself on the path to becoming, God willing, a priest”
“At 21 I find myself on the path to becoming, God willing, a priest.” From the most handsome in Italy to a priest. It is the choice of Edoardo Santini, a 21-year-old model, who has undertaken the path to become a priest. The young man, after years of competitions and fashion shows, explains his turning point in a video on Instagram.
“At 21, my father made the decision to marry my mother because she had become pregnant. And my mother became a mother at 21. I met guys who showed me what ‘being the church’ means and I investigated that question that I carry with me ever since I was little,” he says.
“Last year, to take a first step, I went to live with two priests and that was the most beautiful experience of my life, an experience that allowed me to meet brothers and that allowed me to meet in everyday life that answer that I expected to come from above. At the end of the year it was natural for me to ask the bishop the question to enter the preparatory course, the year before life in the seminary”, he adds.
“Here I am studying theology and serving two parishes in the Florentine diocese. Will I become a priest? I don’t know, I’m here to find out. I took that step that terrified me, that prevented me from being fully myself, ready to say : ‘No, I was wrong’. My biggest fear was not to be accepted for this choice. What I am certain of, however, is that I will not regret this trip, because now I can shout: I am Edoardo, 21 years old and I am happy “.