Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun [Sister Jesme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the. The only difference between her and us is that she is a nun. Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power. Amen- An autobiography of a Nun is a book written by a nun from Kerala and this book contain the sexual exploitation that Sister Jesme and.

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I hope there will be a change for better. A house full of women where everyone is everyone’s mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, the stuff Ekta Kapoor’s dreams are made of.

Appointments with various doctors were being fixed. We require whistle-blowers like her in every organization.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

This book is one more embarrassment to the Catholic Church in Kerala along with the string of incidents that splashed on South Indian newspapers recently. But becomes slightly tiring for the reader to go through passages that repeatedly reaffirm the author’s faith in her religion and God.

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There are 2 sides to Amen. Fearing attack by fanatics, my friends and students brought salwar kameezes for me to wear. Comment on this review. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries. Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it. Why would she be forced to take psychiatric treatment if there wasn’t something that made the rest of the congregation believe she needed help? Encounters of a Fat Bride.

This was nothing more than the long rant of a disgruntled employee. Share your thoughts with other customers. Almost ten words on every page were within quotes, like why should ‘ plus two’ be within quotes when referring to plus two students.


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Overall it is an average book Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The lovely messages of Jesus and his sacrifice at the cross cannot be diluted by events like these and we cannot afford to let people lose faith in religious institutions at this critical juncture! The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context. Places of worship, regardless of the religion, are places that are run by Human Beings.

Yes, cards are printed for her marriage and even a tea party is hosted. She portrays it as they didn’t like the fact that she was running the school and trying to fix the corruption and the greed for money, but I couldn’t help but wonder if there were any other reasons. A few corrupt priests and nuns should not be allowed to corrupt the entire church system. I must say that her approach of teaching has been very innovative and courageous.

Sister Jesme was forced into a homo relationship with a sister and although everyone knew about it they did not object. Amen also exposes the corrupt system of marking and allotting conduct certificates in the Christian institutions. Over three decades ago, when she consigned herself to the nunnery, life seemed to have made a beautiful promise to Sister Jesme. A must read book for those who think it is Jesus who is performing the Liturgy of The most holy Eucharist during the mass,not the priest.

The book is written well enough to tell its reader that what happens in the closets of the church. From the slippery slope of sexual exploitation to the rocky roads of systematic corruption and abject racism, comes a book that is a sum total of thirty three years of facing the reality behind the iron dark walls of the Christian self proclaimed Infallib Where most of the books found in South India speak flawlessly of a perfect world where rock solid foundation of Christianity is sparkling and blissful combination of peace and joy, here comes a book that shakes the very foundation to its roots.


In India, we want teachers who offer freedom to their pupils and allow them to learn things on their own. Good book to know more about life inside convent.

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jesm They too have class system amongst themselves, where poor, uneducated sisters are forced to do all the menial tasks and are looked down upon by the higher class sisters. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Congratulations for the ROTD status!

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Amen An Autobiography Of A Nun

Sister Jesme must be congratulated that finally she found her own way. No trivia or quizzes yet. At times, the reader may get tired of one detailed episode after another, but finally comes a realisation that each episode is a bead in a chain of events that finally prompted her to step out of the grey habit.

The next year, she brought out this memoir, laying bare the favouritism, financial misappropriations and harassment sexual and otherwise happening within the organisation.

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Sorry Sister Jesme, but I think you should have co-written it with another author.