ARGENTINE LOVE STORIES : Camila O'Gorman
30 de Septiembre del 2015
In Estancia Monte Viejo guests can relive the exciting stories of courageous women of Argentina. Without them the country's history would not be the same. We opened this series with Camila O'Gorman, a woman who died for love in 1848 and that Estancia Monte Viejo has dedicated its master suite.
This is the story of Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutiérrez:
He was a priest. She, a society girl. Despite these circumstances, they drowned a passion that eventually kill them: the Governor, Juan Manuel de Rosas, ordered his execution even knowing she was pregnant The present church of Socorro, in Buenos Aires, was the scene of the awakening of this love. He lived near the O'Gorman family. Camila had a great personality, inherited from his famous grandmother Anita Perichon beautiful lover of Governor Liniers. The other protagonist was a young man of dark complexion and vivid sight. Ordained a priest at twenty-four, Ladislao Gutiérrez was appointed parish priest at the church of Socorro. He soon noticed the young beautiful lady. Like any other woman of that time, Camila was quite devout. She went to church regularly and was very fond of the new pastor's sermons. Sometimes she went to visit his home. Camila began to feel something completely new and unknown. When she heard his sermons in church, his voice said more than the words he spoke, and while the whole crowd was going she was the one who received the fiery look in his eyes and felt the liquor on fire inside. When they found it impossible to ignore to themselves that they loved, she reassured him that this was not a crime at all. He acknowledged it was wrong, but felt that, given the circumstances, their votes were invalid. And if society did not allow to make her his wife, he would make her his in front of God. They wanted to do this and to live together and multiplied as the primordial couple. Camila could not imagine life without him. Gradually they were forging the plan: They would go towards Luján, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and Corrientes. The final destination if all was well, would be Rio de Janeiro. They could live four months in a relative happiness, forgetting the persecution they were subjected. However disaster struck them when they met a family in an Irish priest who knew Gutierrez. The news flew and the next day, the two were detained and held incomunicated by order of the governor,. Rosas ordered the immediate execution of prisoners without giving rise to any appeal or defense. They were only granted a moment to confess and prepare for death. It was when they sent an urgent dispatch warning the pregnancy status of the young. The governor could not accept there was a living testimony of disobedience, a child who had represented for many the triumph of love over the established order. Around the time, Gutierrez asked Camila to hand over a piece of paper. He pulled the fur cap wearing a pencil and wrote: "My beloved Camila: I know you are going to die with me. We would live in heaven what we could not live in Earth . I embrace you, yours Gutierrez... " While the soldiers nervously tied to the bench, Camila and Gutierrez could speak and leave, until the latter began to shout: "Kill me without judgment, but not her, and in that pregnancy state ...". Four bullets ended their life.