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Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as of a Nun, Indian Express reviewing the book states that the book ” details the humiliation, “Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme”. Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power struggle – her book, rather her life had all the elements which. Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

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By this way forced sex can be avoided. Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There are many people who get sucked in, but there are very few who finally find their way out.

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Email required Address never made public. She is goodness personified. But are all nuns who leave the congregation given such huge settlements? She is 40 years now and we know that it will be tough for her to suddenly start her life.

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See all 10 aamen. Considering I served the Congregation for so long, it didn’t give even a penny for my survival. Jayakushawaha Nov 05, 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.

The society is well aware of the politics within church establishments. The Autobiography of Sr Jesme: Actions that bring disrepute to him, shouldn’t be generalized to to others having something in common with them.


Over three decades ago, when she consigned herself to the nunnery, life seemed to have made a beautiful promise to Sister Jesme. Insight into the world of Nuns With the Congregation not ready to answer her searching questions, Sister Jesme had to make a break. Nuns generally carry an impression of being benign, loving and serving the society self-lessly.

The book is just ‘okay’. Bok Jesme on boom she wrote that controversial book Amen. They perceived her as a threat. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here She also never acknowledges any wrongdoing anywhere throughout the book, which makes me wonder.

Yes she is a movie buff. She too gets angry when met with injustice at her place of work. Instead of jeeme a life away from the critical eyes of the public, she dare From a literary point of view, the writing clearly lacks flow as the author keeps jumping from one subject to the other. How, under the hood of nun-hood and priest-hood, and the entire celibacy thing, sexual harrassment and abuse is rampant.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

May 28, Shashwat Shriparv rated it really liked it. After living in hiding for a while, she resolved to pick up the pen. Honestly it was boring. Upload Photos Upload photo files with. Showing of 10 reviews.

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Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Also, she has adopted the use of modified names rather than the original names of the people involved. Aug 27, Anupama Ma rated it liked it. So this tell-all memoir by a former nun did not have the impact it should have produced upon me, had I read it when it was published in Secondly by reading the book you will support Sister Jesme who had the guts to challenge the mighty institution.


I’d like to read this jwsme on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? They tell them that she is mentally unstable. Amen a book written by sister Jesme in which she writes about the sexual harassments by the priests and closet homosexuality within nun ranks.

She resigned from her post as Principal of St. I think with some things you have to have the information directly from the source, though, regardless of the skill of the writer. When no period is mentioned, no ammen is specified and pseudonyms are adopted against real names, the book is wobbling between a fiction and a biography.

What is the problem with Sr. The poor priests do not have such a good fortune in their old age as they are entrusted to lethargic male servants. This site uses cookies. But becomes slightly tiring for the reader to go through passages that repeatedly reaffirm the author’s faith in her religion and God.

I hope the church instead of denying the charges and accusations, try to find out the guilty and make it safe for others. According to Sister Anita, when she complained to the Mother Superior, she was reprimanded, isolated and soon shipped to Italy. She comes across as any other girl who loves literature, poetry, arranging cultural activities and watching bj.