TWO OCTOGENARIAN NUNS have become fugitives in France.
Sister Marie-Daniel, 86, and Sister Saint-Denis, 82 fled their convent in the French Riviera when they received news that they’d be forced to move into a retirement home.
It may have just been the first time the sisters ever revolted but the move, some 250miles away from their coastal retreat.
For two weeks the nuns have hiding out in a flat owned by a Christian charity resisting all pleas that they return to their convent, the Sisters of Saint-Joseph in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
A third nun had wanted to flee but broke her leg beforehand.
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A convent insider had told France’s Soir newspaper that the nuns were furious at being “put out to grass” in a retirement home after 50 years at the nunnery.
They said: “They decided they wanted to jump before they were pushed.
“They would rather take their chances out in the world than have to live out their days in some far away rest home.”
Sister Colette Philibert, the region’s chief nun, said: “All we want is for our two dear sisters to make contact with us and return to the convent.”
The nun’s run is reminiscent of the 1990 film of the same name that saw two fugitives pose as nuns.