Sunday, October 1, 2023

Chainsaw-Wielding Nun Becomes Hero Florida Needs After Irma

This might be the most badass nun we’ve ever seen. Following Hurricane Irma’s ravaging of South Florida, a massive cleanup undertaking was underway. Downed power lines and fallen trees covered the streets. And, well, not to bury the lede or anything but there was a chainsaw-wielding nun.

Sister Margaret Ann is her name and she was spotted by an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, who posted video and images to the department’s Facebook. The department viewed the nun’s work as how Miami is coming together following the hurricane.

“Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this!” read the post.

Of course “chainsaw-wielding nun” makes headlines in today’s internet world and the story soon went viral. CNN interviewed Sister Margaret Ann, who responded graciously, stating she was trying to assist the community.

“There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out,” she said.

The police officer who captured the video told the nun the police would soon take care of the debris, but she wasn’t having any of it.

“He said, ‘You know though, Sister, the police will do this.’ And I said ‘but it’s going to take them too long … it’s dangerous, people are going to get hurt here.’ ”

“We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don’t think of yourselves,” she also added. “That’s what I wanted to do.”


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