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All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service. ET Magazine. Tech and Gadgets. City Life. Between The Lines. Vodafone Idea. Market Watch. Pinterest Reddit. By Divya Shekhar. It was her way of saying MeToo against the powerful and the patriarchal. How has life been since you left the congregation?
I have got back the freedom to live life on my own terms. I also conduct workshops and teach women to be intellectually wellequipped. Empowerment has been my biggest learning. With courage, a woman can carve out her own life even when the odds are stacked against her. Arrest is the first sign of victory. Now, it is up to the courts to deliver justice.
The Church is a huge force to go up against. Even after 10 years, I am harassed. The Church is deaf to progressive voices. Today, Sister Lucy, one of the group of nuns who protested in Kerala, has been barred from communion, social service and teaching. Even others are getting punished. Patriarchy is still strong as is the greed for amassing money and power. If you are intimidated, mentally and physically harassed, how can you find your voice?
Look at social worker Daya Bai, who recently recounted how she used to burn her body with candles to ward off sexual advances from a senior priest. Nobody can fathom what happens inside a convent.
How can nuns be empowered? Backlash from family and society and financial difficulty are the reasons why nuns hesitate to come out. A majority of these women cannot be leaders and just want to follow someone.
Even policemen, politicians and the law find it difficult to enter the enclosures of the Church, which is shut out from the rest of the world. Nuns should be exposed to new knowledge, the news, debates and discussions worldwide. I teach young girls that to be devoted to Jesus, one need not be slaves to the tyranny of nunneries or seminaries. Play Slideshow. Paying The Price 5 Sep, Ford Motors 5 Sep, Fox News 5 Sep, Wynn Resorts 5 Sep, Read more on meendum amen. Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
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Sister Jesme weighs in on Kerala nuns exploitation, says events inside a convent can't be fathomed
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.
‘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. Mary's College in Trichur. She was a member of the Congregation of the Mother Carmelite CMC which she forced to leave for reasons of emotional torment, after 33 years as a nun. Her life as a nun and her experiences with the institution of the Catholic Church in Kerala are recounted in her book, Amen - The Autobiography of a Nun ,   Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book " details the humiliation, sexual abuse and mental torture at the seminary Congregation of the Mother of Carmelites.
Amen: The autobiography of a nun
She generated quite a stir at the session when moderator Saji asked her about the life behind the cloisters of a nunnery. If the few nuns who follow the norms correctly don't do it, they are dealt with stringently" said Sr. Referring to the Abhaya case, she said only one Abhaya case had come out in the open while many other similar incidents had happened involving priests. The court must decide whether Sr. Abhaya fell in the well or was pushed in, she added. She also felt empathy towards the present-day nuns and pointed out that the lack of love caused such mistakes to happen.