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US This chain-saw-wielding nun is showing everyone how to clean up after a hurricane

03:56  14 september  2017
03:56  14 september  2017 Source:   msn.com

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a nun — dressed in her habit — fired up a chain saw and went to work, clearing trees from a Florida roadway. Although yard work is not something the sister would typically do, she said, she walked out to SW 104th Street wielding a roaring power tool — and

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, an American nun - dressed in her habit - fired up a chainsaw and went to work, clearing trees from a Florida road. Although yard work is not something the sister would typically do, she said, she walked out to SW 104th Street wielding a roaring power tool - and praying

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, an American nun - dressed in her habit - fired up a chainsaw and went to work, clearing trees from a Florida road. Although yard work is not something the sister would typically do, she said, she walked out to SW 104th Street wielding a roaring power tool - and praying

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a nun - dressed in her habit - fired up a chainsaw and went to work, clearing trees from a Florida roadway. Although yard work is not something the sister would typically do, she said, she walked out to SW 104th Street wielding a roaring power tool - and praying

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a nun — dressed in her habit — fired up a chain saw and went to work, clearing trees from a Florida roadway.

Sister Margaret Ann, principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, said the street from her convent to the campus was blocked Monday by downed trees, forcing drivers to steer onto the sidewalk, where they were sliding in mud and debris.

Although yard work is not something the sister would typically do, she said, she walked out to SW 104th Street wielding a roaring power tool — and praying for those who were affected by the storm.

“People were kind of stopping and taking pictures,” Sister Margaret Ann said Wednesday afternoon.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a nun – dressed in her habit – fired up a chainsaw and went to The video shows the sister wearing gloves, slicing through tree branches on the side of the road. Many people expressed concern that she was wearing loosefitting clothing while operating the saw .

EVERYONE is pitching in to clean up Florida after Hurricane Irma — including a chainsaw - wielding nun . Sister Margaret Ann of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in southwest Miami-Dade County, Florida

She said one of them was an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, who captured the moment on video and posted it Tuesday on social media, where it has since been shared tens of thousands of times. The video shows the sister wearing gloves, slicing through tree branches on the side of the road.

Sister Margaret Ann told The Washington Post the officer told her, “You know, the police will do this.”

“I said, ‘Well maybe so, but it will take a while — and they have more important things to do, really.’ ”

Sister Margaret Ann said Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, a school with about 300 students nestled up next to the Everglades, was not spared from the storm. She said it suffered significant damage to its cooling tower, bleachers were blown over and several acres of trees were destroyed.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, police thanked the sister, saying, “As we recover from #HurricaneIrma, these acts of kindness remind us all that we are #OneCommunity in #MiamiDadeCounty!”

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Are clearing down trees from Hurricane Irma none of your business? This Miami nun disagrees. as she helps chop up trees with a chainsaw. — Peter Schorsch (@SaintPetersblog) September 13, 2017. This chainsaw - wielding nun is showing everyone how to clean up after a hurricane https

After the Miami-Dade Police Department showed Twitter a picture of Sister Margaret Ann holding a chainsaw , she went viral. The police officer informed her that city officials would soon arrive to clean up the destruction of Hurricane Irma.

The Miami-Dade Police Department did not immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment.

Sister Margaret Ann, who said she spent about three hours Monday morning helping to clear the neighborhood road, noted that the response to the video has been overwhelming.

“Sister you ROCK!!” one person wrote on Facebook.

“God Bless You Sister Margaret Ann, rockin’ a chain saw — like a boss — AND in full habit [although you may want to think that one over for safety]!” another said. Many people expressed concern that she was wearing loosefitting clothing while operating the saw.

“Prayers are great, but prayer accompanied by action is powerful,” one person wrote beneath the post.

“Humbleness at its best,” one added. “Prayers for her and all thru out the world of tragedies and love.”

The sister said people have been reaching out to the high school as well, saying, “This is great. This is what people need to see. This is really what the Catholic church is all about.”

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