Saturday, January 7, 2012

Prison = Easy; Monastery = Difficult

Pretty awesome when you see the prisoner confined to the monastery begging to get back into prison because the monks are too tough for him. Thanks to Fr. Z for the story.

A convicted criminal who was serving out his sentence in a monastery has escaped for the second time and asked to be sent back to prison because life was too tough.
Thief David Catalano, 31, was sent to a Santa Maria degli Angeli community run by Capuchin monks in Sicily last November.

But he found their austere lifetstyle too tough to handle and soon escaped. After a short while on the run he was caught by police and sent back.

On Monday he fled for the second time in six weeks, only to swiftly turn himself in at a police station and beg officers to send him back to jail in the nearby town of Nicosia.

Remember when this was pretty standard punishment for wayward prelates? I wish we could go back to this model, especially if it was run like these guys apparently run their monastery.

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