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Man tries to rob nun
« on: August 16, 2007, 04:45:36 AM »
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  • Wait a minute, here. Isn't a nun supposed to be living in a convent instead of her own home? Oh that's right - she must be a N.O. nun.

    Man Arrested After Trying to Rob a Nun
     
    Aug 15, 4:07 PM (ET)


    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A would-be thief came up empty-handed after trying to rob a nun who had taken a vow of poverty. Madison police arrested the man later in the day. They gave the following account:

    The man broke into the 61-year-old Catholic nun's home shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. When she told him she had no money, he forced her to drive him around in her car for almost an hour in search of money.

    As they drove, the robber apologized "to the victim and wonders if he's going to be forgiven by her and the Catholic Church," police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

    The two did not stop at a bank or cash machine because the Sinsinawa Dominican sister continued to tell the man she did not have any money or access to any.

    Eventually, the man gave up and had the nun drop him off on Madison's south side. She then drove to the Catholic school where she works and called police.

    "It was a very traumatic experience for sister, and we're grateful she is just fine and we're grateful that the person has been apprehended," said Monsignor Thomas Baxter, pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where the nun is director of religious education. "She was extraordinary this morning."

    Police arrested the 41-year-old Madison man later Tuesday on a probation violation and tentative charges of kidnapping, burglary, battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has not yet been formally charged.

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    Man tries to rob nun
    « Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 08:03:21 AM »
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  • Quote from: Magdalene
    Wait a minute, here. Isn't a nun supposed to be living in a convent instead of her own home? Oh that's right - she must be a N.O. nun.


    Local papers often provide more details then syndicated journalists

    "It was a very traumatic experience for sister and we 're grateful she is just fine and we 're grateful that the person has been apprehended, " said Monsignor Thomas Baxter, pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1905 W. Beltline, where the nun works as director of religious education and lives in a house on the premises. "She was extraordinary this morning. "

    Wisconsin State Journal

    She would likely be living here if it was not for her vocation and responsibilities.


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    Man tries to rob nun
    « Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 04:38:55 PM »
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    Quote from: Magdalene
    Wait a minute, here. Isn't a nun supposed to be living in a convent instead of her own home? Oh that's right - she must be a N.O. nun.


    Local papers often provide more details then syndicated journalists

    "It was a very traumatic experience for sister and we 're grateful she is just fine and we 're grateful that the person has been apprehended, " said Monsignor Thomas Baxter, pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1905 W. Beltline, where the nun works as director of religious education and lives in a house on the premises. "She was extraordinary this morning. "

    Wisconsin State Journal

    She would likely be living here if it was not for her vocation and responsibilities.


    Just as I thought. She's one of those nuns who wears secular clothing and wears make-up (the type I don't consider as real nuns).

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    Man tries to rob nun
    « Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 08:26:52 PM »
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  • At first, I wondered how the newspaper determined this woman was a Catholic nun: her own home, her own car, possibly secular clothing. Her status as a nun became clear after I read the quote from the pastor, verifying it. If a person owns her own home and her own car, is she really living a vow of poverty? I'm curious about that. In general, I've been curious about certain Novus Ordo priests I recall from my past--I recall priests driving expensive sport utility vehicles, and one who drove a Mercedes. How do priests or religious obtain these expensive posessions?
    "It is true that I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile"--G.K. Chesterton.

     

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