Guilty conscience leads thief to return watches, religious medals stolen from nuns:
``Please help return these items to the sisters that they were stolen from, if possible,'' said the anonymous letter included with the parcel that ended up at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. ``The person who stole them asks for their forgiveness, as he has asked for God's forgiveness, and is extremely sorry for the pain that their theft caused.''
The note made reference to a 1981 theft. At the time, the convent was located on the church's land, but now resides two blocks away.
``Nothing like this has ever happened. It really surprised us,'' said Rev. John Sassani, pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians. ``It shows that even if a long time passes, like 25 years, there is still a desire to make something that is wrong right.
``Will this person be forgiven as he's asking?'' Sassani asks. ``The only forgiveness in this case is God's forgiveness.''
Hmmm. Sounds like the nuns are still ticked off.