Amen: The Autobiography of a Nun [Sister Jesme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On 31 August , Sister Jesme left the. 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, 62, left the Congregation of Mother of Carmel (CMC) in Kerala 10 years ago and wrote an autobiography ‘Amen’ that detailed.

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Dec 25, Abhiram rated it it was ok.

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They are often kept under submission by the fear of revenge by the priests. Preview — Amen by Sister Jesme.

You have corruption, sexual liaisons, petty jealousies, politics that will put our parliamentarians to shame, mind ssiterrampant sexism, racism and good old simple hate. Jesme or maybe she’s back to Memy now, paints herself as the goodiest of goody two shoes that ever sisteer the earth. They perceived her as a threat. The authorities’ repeated attempts to have her declared insane, she says, left her no other option.

Amen also exposes the corrupt system of marking and allotting conduct certificates in the Christian institutions. The Autobiography of Sr Jesme: Books have been slster source of knowledge for many centuries.


But I somehow am not able to bring myself to blindly believe her version of all the events in this book. Though Lord is her only husband, she is compelled to have sexual relations with another nun in the convent.

She also tells us that corruption is very common in schools and colleges run by the church. Also, the instances of homosexuality within the nunnery seem to be disturbingly akin to the sexual power play mentioned by Desmond Morris among zoo animals. But in current scenario there is nothing revealing about it. She is sincere about putting her jwsme that authority seemingly ignores like corruption and homosexuality.

Fearing attack by fanatics, my friends and students brought salwar kameezes for me to wear. The book is just ‘okay’.

Amen: The autobiography of a nun

What hurt most was the church calling me a sex worker. It is written in present tensea flashback while she’s on the train as a fugitive, just about to hand over her resignation. May 28, Shashwat Shriparv rated it really liked it. Flag this review Irrelevant Fake Junk.

Applaud her for her courage of conviction and confidence.

She remains conservative and a supporter of the church, but has left the convent. Feb 16, Sumit Ranjan rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book. Many years spent in praying and reading bible seem to be vain as she does not come across as a forgiving person. Sep 22, Samir Dhond rated it liked it.


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An OTP has been sent to your email address. Who has spoken about sexual harassment? Jeesme more on meendum amen. Sister Anita had joined the congregation in Sisrer inand was part of a different congregation for almost a decade before that. So this young girl decides to become a nun at the age of seventeen after a Retreat at her college. I found the book shocking in pieces and not so shocking with some other details. 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?

Heartbreaking but nothing stunning. It is a gripping story indeed. Find this comment offensive? Ejsme, you have no chance of knowing whether a particular event happened during her 30th year of 40th year.

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