That's no ruler! Nun goes viral, clearing brush with a CHAINSAW in Irma aftermath
A viral video of a nun going to work on a fallen tree with a chainsaw is raising brows online. But why should it? Nuns are among the hardest working people on the planet.
Sister Margaret Ann performing labor with joy, an example to all of us. Photo: Miami-Dade PD
Do you hate work? Then don't become a nun. Nuns do a lot of work, and Sister Margaret Ann of Archbishop Coleman F. Caroll High School in Florida is no exception to the rule. She was recently filmed clearing a fallen tree with a chainsaw in the aftermath of hurricane Irma.
The video went viral because, for some reason, we assume nuns are weak, and do little other than pray all day.
A nun's life is filled with prayer, but it is also filled with labor. Nuns have to maintain their homes, usually convents, and they do it all themselves. They shop, cook, clean, and maintain. They also perform service. They work in hospitals, care for the sick, the poor, the homeless. They teach in schools, and perform a whole host of other duties. And on top of it all, they celebrate Mass, pray unceasingly, and they are expected to do it with a spirit of joy. It's hard, exhausting, and sometimes backbreaking work.
We should not be surprised that Sister Margaret Ann can wield a chainsaw. The real surprise would be learning there was something she or her sisters could not do.
The Miami-Dade Police Department posted a photo of Sister Margaret Ann on its Facebook page. She's smiling in the photo. How many of us would smile while performing heavy manual labor after a hurricane?
Sister Margaret Ann is perhaps the greatest advertisement for religious sisterhood that could ever be. Anyone who can clear a fallen tree, while wearing a habit, and smile while doing it, has something incredible in their life.
Way to go, Sister Margaret Ann!
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Workers and the Unemployed. That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
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