Nuns: The Newest (and Best) Superheroes

Sep 11th 2014

We’re used to seeing nuns in one of two ways — as ruler-wielding disciplinarians from Catholic school or repressed, obedient convent residents. But the extraordinary sisters I spent time with for my latest book, If Nuns Ruled the World, are anything but stereotypical. 

From an 84-year-old Ironman champion to a torture survivor-turned-activist, here are 10 nuns who are truly shining a light in the darkness: