The internet is loving a short video of a nun clad in full habit with a chainsaw cutting up a tree that was felled during Hurricane Irma. Sister Margaret Ann, the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, Florida, was spotted by an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, who shared pictures and videos of the sister on Facebook and Twitter.
Sister Margaret Ann said that the chainsaws were from a closet in her school, and she felt it was her duty to pitch in and help with the cleanup in whatever way she can.
"The road was blocked, we couldn't get through," Sister Margaret Ann told CNN. "And I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall, going off the road. So, there was a need, I had the means — so I wanted to help out."
The chainsaws were sitting in a closet at her school, Sister Margaret Ann said, "and they didn't belong there. They needed to be used."
By using the chainsaw, the nun said, she was trying to live up to something her school teaches its students: "Do what you can to help."
While many people were amused by Sr. Margaret Ann, others said that a nun with a chainsaw was a manifestation of their worst childhood nightmares.
A nun with a chainsaw.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) September 13, 2017
Welcome to my sixth grade nightmare. https://t.co/d0395JexBX
The phrase "chainsaw-wielding nun" is one we didn't know we would need to use in the wake of Irma. https://t.co/nmEkMsc56k— Morning Edition (@MorningEdition) September 13, 2017
My worst nightmare from catholic school - a nun with a chainsaw. https://t.co/B5PM4XetvE— Robert M. Ozier (@BobOzier) September 13, 2017
Well done, Sr. Margaret Ann.