Now-fa­mous Florida nun used Google to fig­ure out chain saw

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The Florida nun who be­came an in­ter­net sen­sa­tion when video emerged of her - dressed in full habit - wield­ing a chain saw to clear downed trees af­ter Hur­ri­cane Irma says she had to look up in­struc­tions on how to start the tool. “I ac­tu­ally had to Google it to find out how to start it be­cause I’d for­got­ten how ... ,” Sis­ter Margaret Ann said. “The stu­dents have told me ev­ery­thing is on­line, sis­ter; just ask the ques­tion on­line.” The nun, prin­ci­pal of Arch­bishop Cole­man F. Car­roll High School in Miami, said her me­chan­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion didn’t stop with the Google search.

“Some peo­ple have sent me videos on how to use a chain saw be­cause ap­par­ently I wasn’t us­ing it cor­rectly or as safe as I should’ve been, so I’m learn­ing, too,” she told The As­so­ci­ated Press in a Skype in­ter­view. Many peo­ple posted warn­ings on­line that the nun’s loose habit could get caught in the saw.

An off-duty Miami-Dade po­lice of­fi­cer posted the video of Sis­ter Margaret Ann on so­cial me­dia Monday. The Miami-Dade Po­lice Depart­ment praised her ef­fort, say­ing: “Thank you Sis­ter and all of our neigh­bors that are work­ing to­gether to get through this!” The video was picked up by me­dia outlets, in­clud­ing the AP, and quickly be­came a global sen­sa­tion.

Sis­ter Margaret Ann laughed off the at­ten­tion, say­ing her stu­dents are en­joy­ing watch­ing her on so­cial me­dia. Some have even asked for her au­to­graph. “Peo­ple are driv­ing by and say­ing, ‘Thank you, sis­ter, thank you,’” she said. “So I think it has been re­ally good for our com­mu­nity, and I un­der­stand that the video has re­ally gone world­wide, so that’s kinda funny.” She also said she was glad the video gave the pub­lic a dif­fer­ent view of nuns. “The stu­dents are telling me, they are say­ing, ‘Sis­ter, you’re no wimp. —AP

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