Fenrinos There are too autoboigraphy references to Provincials and Generalities and church specific bureaucracy without saying which one was which or whether they were the same person throughout the book. Sister Jesme opens the doors of the church and the convent to show the dirty picture behind the curtains which speak hollow words of chastity, charity, honesty and justness. Sep 30, Dr. She remains conservative and a supporter of the church, but has left the convent. The poor priests do not have such a good fortune in their old age as they are entrusted to lethargic male servants.
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Dr Sr Jesme has seen and heard so much. Too much. She has spoken too. The inquiry is pending. Sister Jesme, who had been a nun for over 33 years, quit the Church alleging harassment by her superiors. It is still now just pieces of news coming out.
She remembers her days as vice principal at the Thrissur Vimala College, when girls would come and tell their horrible experiences at the confession chamber. I told them to not go anymore. A nun is not supposed to say that. But I told them if they need to, they can get counselling from the teachers and sisters nuns. Or else they can always talk to Jesus. Neither would she chant with her rosaries. All her talking and confession, she does directly to Jesus.
She wrote in her book: I carry this burden of guilt within me until a new priest from elsewhere comes to the convent, and I am able to confess everything. I said no. And he said then he does not need to report it. Years later when I spoke to him again, he does not even remember this confession I made. That is his purity. But he is a rarity. Whom to share it with? Everyone just becomes a slave. There simply is no faith, she says, or why else would they go after money and political influence.
It is good that people are opening up. Let the truth come out.
AMEN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A NUN BY SISTER JESME PDF
The Church was already under a troubled spotlight following the murder of Sister Abhaya and the suicide of another nun. Born in Thrissur, Sister Jesme earned her doctorate in English Literature alongside her religious training. After leaving the Church, Sister Jesme wrote about her experiences as a nun, exposing the rampant corruption and inescapable sexual exploitation, both of a homosexual and heterosexual nature. The breaking point for her came when her Congregation tried to force her to seek psychiatric help, discrediting her voice as that of a mad woman. Through her writings, Jesme has established herself as an active voice in exposing corruption in the church where large sums of money go missing and its draconian rules which severely punish low ranking nuns but let its senior members go scot free.
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