"Runaway Nuns! Two Nuns In Their 80′s Escape Convent" | Photographer: Unknown, 2010. Additional Information: Sister Marie-Daniel, 86, and Sister Saint-Denis, 82, fled their nunnery in France after being told they were being sent to a remote mountain retirement home 250 miles away from their convent. "The retirement home that they were about to be forced to was not the way they wanted to spend their last years." The nuns spent 50 years each at the nunnery.