This nun is “just doing what she can to help.”
In the wake of Hurricane Irma devastating large parts of Florida this weekend, everyone is chipping in where they can as the massive cleanup begins. But an off-duty police officer probably wasn’t expecting to see a nun wielding a chainsaw to clear branches from the street.
Yet, that’s exactly what happened. If you don’t believe us, the Miami-Dade Police Department posted the photos and this short video of Sister Margaret Ann, the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, doing her part to help in the cleanup!
Posted by Miami-Dade Police Department on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
But why a chainsaw? It’s simple really. A lesson the school tries to instill in its students is “do what you can to help.” And the school just happened to have some chainsaws sitting idle when a problem arose.
“The road was blocked (and) we couldn’t get through,” Ann told CNN. “I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall, going off the road. So, there was a need (and) I had the means—so I wanted to help out.”
Unsurprisingly, the photos and videos quickly went viral. I can safely say “nun with a chainsaw” is not a phrase I expected to be typing this morning, but here we are!
This story reminds us of the Pennsylvania nun who made headlines last year for her hobby of deer hunting. The lesson here seems to be that we should never underestimate what a nun can do!
Great job cleaning up your community, Sister Margaret Ann!