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Thieves break into an Italian convent’s safe, and find a note from the sisters … and an owl!

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Matthew Green - published on 01/19/22

Instead of gold and silver, these thieves found a real shock.

It was a cold and dark evening just before the winter solstice when thieves broke into the convent of the Institute of the Daughters of the Oratory in Codogno, a picturesque town in northern Italy.

Corriere della Sera reports that the criminals entered at some point while the sisters were praying vespers and eating dinner. They broke into the convent’s safe, looking for cash and perhaps the kind of silver and gold liturgical vessels that religious communities reserve for special occasions and keep under lock and key the rest of the year.

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