The Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois published this article about a local burglary. The writer has a sense of humor and some knowledge of Catholic saints. But is it true? Wikipedia (OK, OK, I know) and other web sources list Saint Dismas the patron saint of thieves.Rare silver coins, guns, jewelry and electronics . plus a rare gold Catholic medal . were stolen from a residence northwest of Carlock, McLean County sheriff.s police said.
The stolen medal depicted St. Nicholas, who in addition to being the inspiration for Santa Claus is the patron saint of repentant thieves.
To read the complete article, see: Patron saint of thieves depicted on medal stolen from area home (http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/10/22/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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