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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Malayali people Indian Roman Catholic religious sisters and nuns births Living people Women educators from Kerala Educators from Kerala 20th-century Christian nuns.

Four years later, the case is hogging the headlines again as the Catholic Church in Kerala, under pressure, has decided to pay Rs 12 lakh to the nun to “rehabilitate” her. As a nun seven years later she felt distressed at the many ills growing inside the convent and being forced to remain silent about them. Also, the events suddenly jump into our face without proper explanation. Considering I served the Congregation for so long, it didn’t give even a penny for my survival. DC Books; 15 edition 21 March Language: Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen.

Sister Jesme, born inrealized that she wanted to spend her life in service to Jesus when she was in her late teens. Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving respect they get from poor ignorant religous folks. Jesme being a good educationalist is having a PhD in English Places of worship, regardless of the religion, are places that are run by Human Beings.

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Lets the Fathers and nuns celebrate thier life secretly if they are doing some good work for the society. Only that the fire runs out of the fuse itself and the book turns out to be a damp squib.

The cover carries a photograph of my body, across which are plastered my references to sex in the book, taken out of context. But no valid explanation is given from her with regard to the events that could have prompted such an initiative on the part of authorities in such dignified places. One of the most boring books i have ever read. And the poor husband, Jesus Christ, looks at the drama from above helplessly and shakes his head in despair. I enjoyed reading this and getting a different perspective, it was very interesting to read about the workings of the convent a I like this.

Now onto the point about how entertaining was the book. The poor priests do not have such a good fortune in their old age as they are entrusted to lethargic male servants. Yes wister are humans, but they also know what they are getting into when they decide to become nuns or priests.

The Autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme. Amen has its moments no doubt especially where sr Jesme talks about the movies and documentries. Want to Read saving…. Jan 12, Nitya rated sisster liked it.

‘My story had to be told’ – The Hindu

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sistter society is well aware of the politics within church establishments. I found no exaggeration in writing. Human mind works differently on several occasions.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme

This book was first released in Malayalam although it was originally written in Jsme. I wish her well. Let this book be an eye opener for the seminary. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Amen: The autobiography of a nun

It is written in present tensea flashback while she’s on the train as a fugitive, just about to hand over her resignation. But hey, who am I to judge. Nuns are at the helm of the Christian educational institutions and make huge monies inter alia by capitation fees for seat allocations. The writer has really brought out a lot of unknown and hidden facts about monastic life. They are often kept under submission by the fear of revenge by the priests.

A few corrupt priests and nuns should not be aemn to corrupt the entire church system. The book keeps on reporting incidents after incidents. However, one has to give the credit to Sr Jesme for not only openly speaking about it but also for showing vy courage to write an autobiography. It affirms Jesme’s unbroken spirit and faith in Jesus and the Church, living like a nun but outside the Four Walls of the Convent.

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.

She has even penned a book called “Amen” based on her experiences. One person bby this helpful. Always been sceptical of the Church and the life it forces its own to live, but reading this was still disturbing – to know how petty, and small-minded and un-interested in God the Church can be.