A single mum left penniless by her bigamist husband has revealed the incredible story of how she became a nun and started a multi-million pound DRUGS empire.
Raised a Catholic, Christine Meeusen, 59, worked as a business analyst in Georgia, USA.
Falling in love with a divorced man, she had three children and was happy - living in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
But in 2005 disaster struck when she learnt her $1million dollar savings had vanished - and her husband had taken them.
She then uncovered further deception when she uncovered a filing cabinet in their garage which revealed her husband had never got divorced - and was still married to his first wife.
Now, following a series of bizarre life decisions, she lives as a nun in California and has a cannabis empire worth an astonishing $5 million, she told the Mirror.
"It felt good getting rid of Christine and becoming Sister Kate," she explained.
"My dream was to empower women like myself, who’d had a rough path in life, to run their own business – producing medicinal cannabis oil to help the sick."
Sister Kate told how - after being betrayed by her husband - she fled to California with her children where she would do people's taxes in return for chickens which she would kill to eat.
She then had the brainwave of growing cannabis - because California law dictates you can grow a limited number of plants for personal use.
It was around this time she also began to become interested in social welfare, calling herself Sister Occupy and dressing as a nun on political marches.
After strangers told her they related to her story and ideas, however, she decided to start her own new age religion - the Sisters of the Valley.
Now, calling her self Sister Kate, she produced cannabis oil with her 'sisters' to sell around the world.
In the Breaking Habits film she advocated the use of cannabis for treating illness such as epilepsy.
"It’s a wonderfully healing plant, gradually the world is starting to open up to the idea of cannabis as medicine, rather than treating it as a dangerous drug," she said.