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Sr Jesme who left her robes as a nun 10 years ago and wrote her controversial autobiography 'Amen' shares her thoughts on the incidents of alleged sexual abuse by priests in Kerala. Dr Sr Jesme has seen and heard so much. Too much. She has spoken too. They have been asked to go on leave following the complaint made by the woman's husband. The inquiry is pending. The 'Sr' still stays as part of her name.

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 said there won't be the same purity if you don't use the rosary.

That's how they are taught, that everything had to go through the church. She talks of the confession she made at the time of the 'Bangalore event' that she wrote about in her book. A priest who had moved to Bengaluru from Kerala had forced her to strip, to look at a 'man' and touched her. 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. I'd say only about 1 per cent of his kind are left now, those who have received the true calling of god. Whom to share it with?

Even when you try telling home, they say, 'Don't tell anyone'. Everyone just becomes a slave. God, she says, has left. 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. Skip to main content. Cris Follow cristweets. I am tired, she says.


‘Truth should come out’: Ex-nun Jesme on two cases that rocked church in Kerala

Phil, Then she turned as teacher, joined as vice principal at Vimala College , Thrissur for the year to In she joined at St. Mary's College, Thrissur as Principal, served till She resigned from her post as Principal of St.


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Sister Jesme weighs in on Kerala nuns exploitation, says events inside a convent can't be fathomed

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