It's just another case of Sexual Abuse after Sister Abhaya's notorious murder case of 1992 and another nun Anupama Mary's suicide due to sexual harassment by Catholic Church and Convent in Kerela. Where is the bombastic Renuka Chowdhury and her irresponsible ridiculous calls for talibanization now? Nor is the pseudo-secular media shouting its innards out on these unholy revelations. Both of them are struck with the same Anti-Hindu phobia as Mr. Johann Hari. They came together to malign and have done unrepairable unjustifiable damage to the image of people of Bharat, people of Karnataka, Hindus just because it is a forward-looking no-appeasement-BS secular BJP government of Mr. Yedurappa there but are amazingly silent and not blaming the leftist Government of Kerela for not checking on these despicable acts of Sexual Exploitation, Debauchery and Perversion by the White Brigade. Why don't we hear any preposterous and attention seeking calls to send Pink chaddis to these molesters? Oh wait, they already have too much SEX so that would be counter productive, wouldn't it be. How about red chaddi and few condoms?
So on one hand we have this Christian Taliban terror of setting Hindu Temples on fire, murder of Hindu leaders like Vedanta Kesari Swami Laxmananda Saraswati, printing offensive books to abuse Hindu Gods and other radical anti-national activities and on the other hand we have Sexual Abuse of Nuns. Jesmi recounts in the book,
"Back in his room, he tried to fondle me and when I resisted, got up and asked angrily if I had seen a man. When I said no, he stripped himself, ejaculated and forced me to strip,"Disgusting!
"At a retreat for novices, I noticed girls in my batch were unsettled about going to the confession chamber. I found that the priest there asked each girl if he could kiss them. When I opposed, he quoted from the Bible"Sick minded perverts.
"There, a new sister joined to teach Malayalam; she was a lesbian. When she tried to corner me, I had no way but to succumb to her wishes. She would come to my bed in the night and do lewd acts and I could not stop her,"So, some Girl on Girl action also goes on in the fortress. Here is the spill from Jesmi about the priestly love and more,
“The priest embraced me and took me to his house. Breakfast over, he took me to Lalbagh (Botanic Garden) and showed me couples courting behind trees. He sermonized on the need for physical love and pointed out liaisons some bishops and priests were known to have.”And about the mental torture,
"The mental torture was unbearable. When I questioned the church's stand on self-financing colleges and certain other issues, they accused me of having mental problems. They have even sent me to a psychiatrist. There are many nuns undergoing ill-treatment from the order, but they are afraid of challenging it. The church is a formidable fortress."Catholic Church in Kerela tried to bribe this Nun to stop her from writing, how "pious"! One other nun displayed how superstitious Catholic Church in Kerela is when she prayed that Sister Jesmi's autobiography book will magically burn. Vodoo!
- Nun recalls sexual abuse horror
The explosive life story of a Kerala nun, 'Amen - Oru Kanyasthreeyude Atmakatha' (Amen Autobiography of a Nun), by Sister Jesmi, is selling briskly in the state with its publishers having ordered a third reprint of 2,000 copies within weeks of its release.
Not long ago, a study had claimed that 25% nuns were unhappy in convents. Now, there's more embarrassment for the church with Sister Jesmi, once associated with the Congregation of Mother of Carmel under the Catholic Church, recounting her harrowing ecclesiastical life in the autobiography which, she says, forced her to leave the convent. The revelations could further rattle the clergy that's already in a spot with the Abhaya murder case.
Born C Meamy Raphael, Jesmi writes in her autobiography that she got her first rude shock when she was a Novitiate. ''At a retreat for novices, I noticed girls in my batch were unsettled about going to the confession chamber. I found that the priest there asked each girl if he could kiss them. I gathered courage and went in. He repeated the question. When I opposed, he quoted from the Bible which spoke of divine kisses,'' she writes.
Her second shock was from an ordained nun. ''I was sent to teach plus-two students in St Maria College. There, a new sister joined to teach Malayalam; she was a lesbian. When she tried to corner me, I had no way but to succumb to her wishes. She would come to my bed in the night and do lewd acts and I could not stop her,'' she writes.
In Bangalore for a refresher course in English, she writes, ''I was told to stay at the office of a priest respected for his strong moral side. But when I reached the station, he was waiting there and hugged me tight on arrival. Later in the day, he took me to Lalbagh and showed me cupid struck couples and tried to convince me about the need for physical love. He also narrated stories of illicit relations between priests and nun to me. Back in his room, he tried to fondle me and when I resisted, got up and asked angrily if I had seen a man. When I said no, he stripped himself, ejaculated and forced me to strip,'' Jesmi recounts.
''It's a very courageous work. It's not easy for a person who has lived 30 years in a convent to bring out the undesirable things that happened there, particularly matters like jealousy and backbiting between sisters in responsible position,'' said M V Pylee, first vice chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology.
- Kerala nun alleges sexual harassment in convents
- Nun’s autobiography recounts repression inside the convent
Even as the Catholic Church in Kerala is rattled by CBI disclosures about the murder of a nun in the convent, a nun who recently walked out on her congregation has published an autobiography, trying to unravel vicissitudes of the life in cloister, including sexual exploitation and same-sex relationships.
The book discusses many things but also frankly tells how sisters fall into immoral associations unable to withstand sexual deprivations, how priests exploit them and above all the “avaricious ways of the Order” to which she belonged. Ending her 30-year pressure-cooker life she walked on the CMC in August 2008.
She recalls an encounter in Bangalore en route to Dharwar to attend a UGC refresher course in English. She had preferred to have her ablutions at the railway station and proceed but her colleagues in the convent had given her the contact of a “pious” priest in Bangalore. As soon as she arrived in Bangalore, she was literally given a warm welcome by the priest.
“The priest embraced me and took me to his house. Breakfast over, he took me to Lalbagh (Botanic Garden) and showed me couples courting behind trees. He sermonized on the need for physical love and pointed out liaisons some bishops and priests were known to have.”
- Kerala nun Sister Jesme’s autobiography angers Catholic Church
The Catholic Church in Kerala is once again in midst of a huge controversy after a nun of its order came out with an autobiography in which she claimed to have been subjected to sexual exploitation and mental torture by the superiors in the church.
- Former nun tells of sex and suffering inside Indian convent
A former nun's tell-all story which details illicit relationships, sexual harassment and bullying in the convent where she spent three decades is causing ructions in the Catholic Church in the south Indian state of Kerala.
In Amen – an autobiography of a nun, Sister Jesme says when she became a nun she discovered priests were forcing novices to have sex with them. There were also secret homosexual relationships among the nuns and at one point she was forced into such a relationship by another nun who told her she preferred this kind of arrangement as it ruled out the possibility of pregnancy.
When she resigned as a college principal, she claimed convents had become "houses of torture", saying: "The mental torture was unbearable. When I questioned the church's stand on self-financing colleges and certain other issues, they accused me of having mental problems. They have even sent me to a psychiatrist. There are many nuns undergoing ill-treatment from the order, but they are afraid of challenging it. The church is a formidable fortress."
The allegations are not the only controversy to rock the Catholic Church in Kerala. Last summer, a 23-year-old novice committed suicide and left a note saying she had been harassed by her Mother Superior. Reports suggest there have been a number of similar suicides. And in November, police in Kerala arrested two priests and a nun in connection with the killing of Sister Abhaya in a notorious 1992 murder.
- Unholy secrets: A nun's autobiography
"When a woman is molested, sexually harassed, will she speak out? Only one out of a thousand will speak out. So think of nuns! They will never speak out. They fear that their nun hood will be lost," said Sister Jesme, Author, Amen- An Autobiography of a Nun.They tried to bribe their way out to prevent truth from coming out. How "pious"!
Even then there was pressure from the church. She was offered money to stop writing.
''One sister said that she is going to sit in the corner of the chapel and pray the rosary so that all my books will be burnt and no person will be able to read it. I said let us wait and see whose prayer will God hear,'' said Sister Jesme.Talk about superstitions! She prayed that the books will magically burn. She must be watching Van Helsing too much.
Like the case of 19-year-old Sister Abhaya, who was murdered because she spoke out against sex in the convent or sister Anupama Mary, who committed suicide, allegedly unable to face sexual harassment by a senior nun.
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