But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. The trio decided to return to the convent when they saw the bus with the name ‘Kapil’ which was the one that she was to travel on. The nuns have all been transferred out — but they have defied the orders. Sister Anita could not be reached by The News Minute even after repeated attempts. The driver was packed off to the Gulf, and the nun asked to leave the congregation and rehabilitated, with a hospital job in Delhi.

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Being a Poor Clare also means that the nuns of this order live in silence. Apart from the vows of obedience, poverty and celibacy, we also take a fourth vow of enclosure.

The two set off for the convent and entered the order on 3 July for their aspirancy period which concluded on 30 October Army seizes huge catchment of arms in Kathua, says major terror attack averted. Prescriptions against proscription 7 Days. An hour away from Kochi is the small town of Aluva, situated by the river Periyar.

The case that shook the state was that of Sister Abhaya. The views amd in comments published on newindianexpress. But the church is powerful in Kerala, where, some estimate, 16 per cent of the people are Catholic.

Her cause of canonization commenced in and she was titled as a Servant of God. The postulator assigned to the cause at present is Fra Giovangiuseppe Califano. The News Minute March 30, 6.

Mariam Vattalil – Wikipedia

He was moved to tears when he learned of her impending beatification in March and expressed his enthusiasm for being able to attend the beatification. The middle-aged nun from Anchal, who joined a aluvq when she was 15 and later revealed sexual scandals in her diary, was forced to undergo psychiatric treatment and confined to a mental asylum when her superiors came across her diary.


She and two other religious reached sisster bus stand to be told that the bus trip was cancelled.

Like most priests and nuns, Poor Clares also renounce the right to property. Jeevan began insulting her before Samundar rose from his seat and asked the driver to stop the bus.

Last month, Sister Jesme, former principal of a reputed college in Trichur, rocked the state when she published a book that carried explicit anecdotes about priests molesting nuns.

Shame and scandal in the family

If this was a nightmare for the nun, then the events leading up to her transfer to Italy, if her allegations are to be believed, are even more traumatising. The beatification process opened on 26 September after the title Servant of God was conferred upon her and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints granted the ” nihil obstat ” ‘nothing against’ to the cause.

Interior of the Monastery. Vattalil’s nun sister — on 31 August — visited Singh in prison where she expressed her forgiveness. Divine intervention Cecily is desperate for help — any help.

Views Read Edit View history. Forced out of convent When she returned in February this year, Anitha was denied entry into her parent convent at Thottakkattukara near Aluva in Ernakulam district.

The former priest who had challenged the Church speaks for many when he says: She studied at a government-run primary school before she commenced her high school studies. Yuvi auctioned for Rs 1 crore, but his work is priceless. A day after the police implicated seven people as accused for trying to cover up the incident where a year-old girl delivered a baby after she was allegedly impregnated by a Catholic priest in Kottiyoor, some of the nuns involved in the case were found absconding.


The Poor Clares can only visit their families twice in a lifetime — once when their fathers die, the other time when their mothers pass on. The year-old nun, Anitha, had complained of unwanted sexual advances by the priest while she worked as a teacher at the Providence Convent High School at Pachore in Madhya Pradesh in In June last year, the church blushed once again when a sex scandal of a year-old nun and the driver of a hospital run by the Congregation of Mother of Carmel in Aluva, southern Kerala, was circulated over the mobile phone and internet.

Poor Clares: Why the nuns of this monastery in Kerala only speak for about an hour a day

Templates Portal Category WikiProject. The distraught nuns contacted the Bishop of Indore George Anathil to inform him of what had happened before Anathil and aluvq priests reached the spot at 2: This money has been paid to buy her silence.

Many are surprised that such incidents are being allowed to go unchecked. Gallery Happy birthday Arun Jaitley: