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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The cleanup after Hurricane Irma is a massive undertaking, after the destructive storm hit Florida and neighboring states over the weekend. In Miami, a nun chipped in to clear trees in her neighborhood -- and no one, it seems, can resist a story about a chainsaw-wielding nun. Sister Margaret Ann was spotted at work by an off-duty officer of the Miami-Dade Police Department, which posted video and images from the scene Tuesday. The department calls the sister's work another sign that Miami's community will work together to repair what Irma broke, writing on its Facebook page, "Thank you Sister and all of our neighbors that are working together to get through this!"

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Sister Margaret Ann is the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, southwest of downtown Miami -- which wrote on its Facebook page early Wednesday,

"We are so blessed to have her and the Carmelite Sisters at our school. We are proud of the example they show for our students and other members of the community every day."

The phrase "chainsaw-wielding nun" is one we didn't know we would need to use in the wake of Irma, but it shows the breadth of the work it will take to recover from this storm -- in Florida, in neighboring states, and in the Caribbean.

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"People thanked the nun -- and discussed the difficulty of handling a chainsaw wearing a habit.

"Somebody made a comment that she was not handling the chainsaw correctly. I was raised 'do the best you can and after the day you can go home proud.' That is all we ask for, she rocks," Eggert Edwald wrote on the Miami-Dade Police page."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-13 11:27 AM | Reply

Good on her for being proactive, but running a chainsaw wearing loose clothing like a habit is a recipe for gruesome injuries. When we saw the video this morning, my wife's question was "Why aren't the people with the cameras volunteering to do that for her?"

Answer: because Florida ain't Texas.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-09-13 11:41 AM | Reply

People in Texas don't have cameraphones?

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-09-13 12:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

As long as it is not a clown with a chainsaw, all good.

#4 | Posted by Bubba10 at 2017-09-13 01:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This would make a great premise for a new horror movie. First, she uses a ruler to rap the knuckles of wayward storm victims, but eventually that's not enough of a thrill...

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2017-09-13 02:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Florida Chainsaw Nun Massacre.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-13 02:38 PM | Reply

Florida Chainsaw Nun Massacre.
#6 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2017-09-13 02:38 PM | FLAG:

The Last Convent on the Left.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2017-09-13 03:17 PM | Reply

Night of the Living Chainsaw Nun

Dawn of the Dead Nuns

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-13 04:46 PM | Reply

"...but running a chainsaw wearing loose clothing like a habit is a recipe for gruesome injuries." - #2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-09-13 11:41 AM

You could say that doing so is a bad habit.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2017-09-13 05:06 PM | Reply

Florida Chainsaw Nun Massacre.

#6 | Posted by Corky

The Last Convent on the Left.

#7 | Posted by cbob

Night of the Living Chainsaw Nun

Dawn of the Dead Nuns

#8 | Posted by Corky

Convent in the Woods

The Blair Nun Project

An American Nun in London

A Nightmare on Via del Pellegrino Citta del Vaticano Street

The Silence of the Nuns

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2017-09-13 05:12 PM | Reply

And Then There Were Nun.

#11 | Posted by anton at 2017-09-14 06:01 AM | Reply

The Amityville Catholic School

Scream 4 - Back in the Habit (a crossover classic featuring Whoopie and her chainsaw)

Sphenisciphobia

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-09-14 08:10 AM | Reply

...and the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe and chainsaw.

#13 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-09-14 04:26 PM | Reply

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