Amen – Autobiography of a nun penned by Sister Jesme, who quit the Congragate of Carmallite Church, after 33 years of nunhood and published by DC Books, Kottayam, is breaking news stands records earning lakhs for the penner and publisher. Three editions of the book in Malayalam have already been sold out and the fourth is in print. Owing to great demand from all over Bharat and the globe, English, Hindi and Marati versions of the book are coming out shortly, with print order of each exceeding a lakh. This will certainly make the nun and DC Books millionaires. ?A Harry Potter? like aura is encircling the book and Sr. Jesme has acquired a JK Rowling halo.
Sr. Jesme, a PhD in English literature, author of three books on poetry and Principal of St. Marys and Vimala College, Thrissur, was forced to resign from the convent as she had fought against evil tendencies like commercialisation of education, financial irregularities, etc. She was branded as a psychiatric and forced to take drugs. Fearing death, she resigned from the convent.
In the 183-page best-seller she has devoted five pages to lesbian and sexual acts perpetuated by nuns, mothers, brothers and fathers.
On page 54, she says how a fellow sister crept into her bed and did indecent things despite her protest. On page 89, she reveals how a father deputed to take care of her at Bangalore, misbehaved with her, molested her and indulged in body-exhibitionism.
In other pages she speaks about financial irregularities, corruption, nepotism, intrigue, patriarchy prevailing in church. She says churches maintained two sets of books, one for public consumption and the other for private consumption. She says the educational institutions, medical and engineering collages, hospitals are only for the rich and powerful. The medical and engineering colleges are money-making factories with amount from Rs. 50 lakh to Rs. 100 lakh being charged for medical seats, affordable only to affluent NRI?s.
The bishops live in absolute luxury dining the richest food and partaking finest liquors. They travel in the latest and costliest cars.
She says she left the convent since there was conspiracy to confine her to the dark corners of a nunnery citing psychiatric illness.
Sr. Abhaya and Sr. Anupa Mary and countless nuns through their mysterious deaths have revealed the lesbian and sexual perversions prevalent in the church. Fathers and brothers who are ?vultures personified? are preying on hapless girls, who join as nuns, to escape from poverty in homes.
Despite 974 mysterious deaths being reported from the ?Christian Divine Retreat Centre? at Muringoor, Thrissur, despite billions of dollars coming to Pentecost Missions for conversion and anti-national activities, despite the Kerala Women'sCommission mooting minimum 18 years for nunnery and retention of family property in nun'sname (the Church usurps the nuns property) the CPM and Congress are not doing anything for fear of losing the 25 per cent Christian vote-bank of Kerala.
The present Pope and John Paul II may have asked pardon for atrocities committed on nuns and sisters by brothers and priests, but the fact remains that the Church spends billions of dollars every year as compensation for victims of sexual atrocities by priests. Owing to dwindling number of churches and priests in Europe, those opting for priesthood are given two months holidays, every year, to freak out at any tourist resort in any corner of the world and enjoy material pleasures!
May the tribe of whistle blowers like Sr. Jesme increase! Amen!