Sister Jesme, born , is an academic from Kerala, India. She resigned from her post as Principal of St. Mary’s College in Trichur, Kerala in She was a. 14 Nov Sister Jesme on why she wrote that controversial book Amen. 10 Oct Amen autobiography of Sister Jesme is a thrilling read. Sex, money and power struggle – her book, rather her life had all the elements which.

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But these joys were clouded by the troubles she faced. Truly commendable for broaching the taboo subject of critically presenting the practises of organised religion to the public while at the same time affirming one’s full faith in the very same system.

I felt the writing is unorganized. She gives a lot of examples ameh incidents to prove the point. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Searing, sincere and sensitive, Amen is a plea for a reformation of the church and comes at a time of its growing concern about nuns and priests.

The Autobiography of a nun by Sister Jesme. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

But I finished it because I wanted to know what happened. Wherever there are people, there would be politics. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Notify me of new comments via email. The book also talks exclusively about such politics, red tapism. The narrative moves in stops and jerks, with the author’s exhortations to Jesus interspersed with her cribbing about other nuns and descriptions of sexual escapades.


Honestly it was boring.

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Heartbreaking but nothing stunning. Your Mobile has been activated successfully. I wonder she would have been more happy as a householder than a renunciate. Her nephew has alleged that she has been forcibly admitted to the hospital by the Siater authorities. The book is written well enough to tell its reader that what happens in the closets of the church. I enjoyed reading this and getting a different perspective, it was very smen to read about the workings of the convent and what it was like, and reading about her religious experiences.

When I opposed, he quoted from the Bible which spoke of divine kisses. When that is unsuccessful, they try to get her admitted to a mental hospital and start treatments on her.

Those who want to know about the life behind the veil should read this. Author has spent lot of her effort in self-praise, which could have been avoided. There must be something more to that part of the story, especially that incident being the breaking point that made her leave the congregation.

Preview — Amen by Sister Jesme. The book was a bestseller immediately and created quite a furore. This was nothing skster than the long rant of a nesme employee. Aug 24, Libin Jacob rated it liked it. I gathered courage and went in. Sister Jesmebornis an academic from KeralaIndia. We require whistle-blowers like her in every organization. The Catholic Church, of course, has reacted in its usual inimitable, unoriginal way.

Sister Jesme

Read more Read less. This book a first of its kind in is an outpouring of her experiences as a nun for thirty-three years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Reply as a Brand. Eister 30, Dr. And ‘god talking to a person’ is unacceptable for me people may think in different ways.


Also, the events suddenly jump into bj face without proper explanation. If we act against nature with Celibacy it would naurally leads to sexual starvation which in turn leads to forced sex. Turning water into whine Blame me for expecting something explosive.

A Project by Christianity-Revealed. She also states examples where a few priests are involved in sexual relationships with the nuns. Yes they are humans, but they also know what they are getting into when they decide to become nuns or priests. Let this book be an eye opener for the seminary.

Here, the subject gets priority than the Shakespearean language and style! Most suffer from “Delusions of grandeur’ due to undeserving respect they get from poor ignorant religous folks. She completed all those courses and compulsory tests that you are supposed to do if you want to become a nun, for years and years apparently. Yes she is a movie buff. Nuns generally carry jfsme impression of being benign, loving and serving the society self-lessly. The only sistwr to this book as to why I do not recommend it is sisetr repeated self belief and connection to every event to the will of Christ.