There is a story of a young man, perhaps a monk, who was plagued by a besetting sin. No matter what he did he could not rid himself of it. So he went to an old monk for help. The young man was so ashamed that he would not speak of his sin, but wrote it on a piece of paper and placed it before the old man. The elder said something to the effect: Place your hand on my neck. I will carry your sin for you. Think of it no longer and go your way.
Does anyone know the the exact wording of the story? And if so, where did it originate? Was this story an actual occurrence?